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Mechanical engineering experiments

Desktop experiments in an MIT mechanical engineering lecture.

Electromagnetism simulation

Visualization of the magnetic field of a permanent magnet, plus the magnetic field due to a current in the top coil. This illustration is part of a collection of visualizations in electricity and magnetism used in MIT studio-mode physics.


The laboratory environment provides an ideal place for evaluating new technologies and experimenting with revolutionary concepts of conducting research. The iLabNotebook  project uses TabletPC computers powered by Microsoft Windows XP as centralized and streamlined information systems to help scientists in their daily work of acquiring, storing and distributing information.