I’m glad to announce the release of version 0.3.5 of GNU FisicaLab, this is a feature release. FisicaLab (can be pronounced as PhysicsLab) is an educational application to solve physics problems. Its main objective is let the user to focus in physics concepts, leaving aside the mathematical details
In this version I added a module to handle tables of properties, for the moment this only handle properties for water, but is the base for future modules of thermodynamics and fluids. This took more time that I thought, but now is ready. So now there is a new entry at menu that launch a window where you can calculate the properties of water (saturated, compressed and superheated). I also fix some bugs:
- Correction of a bug in the module dynamics of points, due to a bad set of equations. This causes that some problems can be solved with some parameters, but not with others.
- Fixed two problems with the contextual menu of conversions.
- Minor changes for compatibility with Windows platform. So now FisicaLab have the same behavior on this platform.
This new version is also available as a binary package for GNU/Linux i686 and for GNU/Linux x86_64. There is also a self contained installer for Windows and a source tarball for Mac OS X. I didn’t tested this package since I don’t have a Mac. But in theory should work.
Remember that the documentation is now on line. And in addition I added some videos here. For the moment these are available only in English. And, beforehand, apologies if you don’t understand my English 🙂
I also want to thank the people who have donated to the project. In this version the first time you launch FisicaLab it will display a window with a brief description of FisicaLab where we encourage you to donate to the project.
So enjoy FisicaLab and if you have feedback or find bugs, use the corresponding mailing lists.