Due to some problems reported by Windows users, I decide to release a new Windows installer of FisicaLab with the alternative interface using IUP. This version is the number 0.3.5.1 and you can download it here. I will add some new features before release the version 0.4.0. If you have some problem with this new installer please write me.
Due to some problems with gnustep libraries in recent Gnome desktops, I decide to provide an alternative interface for FisicaLab based in IUP toolkit. The gnustep interface still will be available, but if the users have problems with it, they will be able to switch the interface.
More than two years from the last release, I hope have a new release to the end of the year or first months of 2018. Here an screenshot of this new interface:
Many changes has been done internally to facilitate the aggregation of new modules. But at UI has been some changes too. One of them is at the contextual menu of conversion factors. Now the menu only display the conversion factors available for the selected field.
Also I’m working to add menu options to save/load problems. This will avoid add all the elements and data again, when you are working on one problem.
The Thermodynamics module is taking shape now. I take time to think how to organize the elements, since in thermodynamics there are equations for specific cases. For example, to calculate the work in different process of an ideal gas. But I did not want to add an element for each case. Which would have added a lot of elements. So I simply decided ignore some fields for specific cases. For example, the temperature data for an isothermal process. The image below show the solution of a problem of this case (isothermal).
I have no idea when might be ready the next version. But you can be sure that FísicaLab is in continuous development.
Remember that FísicaLab is a free software project, and needs your support to continue its development. So to donate or help in other ways (translations or help to publicize the project) visit the official website of GNU FísicaLab.
Due to a reported problem with the configure script, I updated the source tarball of FisicaLab, included the Mac package. Now the current package is numbered 0.3.5-1. Sorry for the inconveniences.
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GNU FisicaLab is an educational application to learning physics. FisicaLab allows students focus in physics concepts when solving problems, leaving aside the mathematical details. Currently it can solve problems about kinematics of particles, statics of particles and rigid bodies, dynamics of particles (all these in two dimensions) and some problems of heat and calorimetry.
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Watch in this video how solve a dynamics problem with FisicaLab (no audio):
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Watch in this video how solve an statics problem with GNU FisicaLab (no audio):
With your support, you will help to expand the range of problems to solve in FisicaLab, in adding new features, in the availability in more languages and in many other things. So help FisicaLab to reach $ 7k at March 31, to give students a chance of get an ethical education with free software. Don’t hesitate and make a donation today!