Links
Creately.com: diagram creator
Creately.com is a great website for creating diagrams for your lab
notebook, website, report, etc. The site is really straightforward and gives you a
lot of different options. It also allows you to save your finished
products as a jpeg, png, or pdf, which is extremely convenient. Below is
one example of a diagram I created on creately.com. [The majority of the
diagrams in my report as well as my journal were created using Creately.]
LaTex Equation Editor: write equations in LaTex
For this online LaTex equation editor, you don't even have to know the
codes for LaTex; just choose the symbol you want from the drop down menus
and the equation editor automatically formats and
renders the equations for you.
Hyper Physics: a little bit about a lot of physics
In my experience Hyper Physics is one of the best websites for explaining
basic physics/optics concepts. The website covers a lot of different
topics and is useful for gaining a basic understanding on a topic. They
also include a lot of diagrams and links to related topics, which can be
really useful in understanding a concept.
Linux dictionary: dictionary of Linux commands
I found this website to be a good 'dictionary' of Linux commands. I found
it particularly useful if I knew a command, but wasn't one hundred percent
sure what the command did.
Academia.edu: find scientific papers
This website is great for finding papers from a particular researcher.
Just type their name into the search bar and their profile will pop up
complete with a list of all the papers they have published and links to
said papers. Another nice feature of the website is that it shows you how
many people have viewed the researcher's profile and papers, so you can
gauge the researcher's credibility.
Better Explained: easy to understand explanations of math concepts
I stumbled across this website while trying to understand Fourier
transforms. This website is a godsend for anyone trying to
understand the concepts behind the equations. The website covers from
imaginary numbers to Euler's formula to the Fourier transform. The math it
covers does tend to be a little more basic, but it's important to have
a strong base to build on. With lots of diagrams and everyday examples,
this is a great resource.
