Old Physics Educational Software

Written by Daniel V. Schroeder and others.

All of this software is available free, as is. Good luck getting it to run on modern platforms. Links to newer substitutes are provided where these are available. Click here to go to my main software page, which lists only modern HTML5/JavaScript web apps.

Java Applets

For those who still have a browser that will run them...

Older thermal physics applications for Mac and Windows

Really Old Mac Software

The programs described below were developed for the Macintosh computer circa 1985-92. They are small, fast, and easy to use, but lack the color graphics that everyone expects these days. As far as I know, all of them run fine on PowerPC-based Macintosh systems, including OS X systems under the Classic environment. It might be possible to run them on Intel-based systems using third-party emulation software, but I've never tried this.

All of the programs described below, except for the Radiation program, were written by Dan Schroeder and Michael Martin. To download an archive of all of these programs, click here (.hqx format, 213k). The Radiation program is in a separate archive (see below).

Last modified on 5 March 2017.