Newton's Aquarium 1.1 Demo PPC: A Solar System Construction Set

Kingston, Ontario, 1-Jan-1999 -- Eureka Software Inc. ( today
released version 1.1 of Newton's Aquarium: A Solar System Construction Set
for Mac OS. Greater numerical accuracy, collision detection, improved
graphics, basic 3-D support and on-line help are just a some of the new
improvements in this latest release.

Newton's Aquarium is an interactive physics package that helps students
visualize and understand Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. While
building and exploring their own solar systems, students are exposed to
many of the core concepts in classical physics. Newton's Aquarium was
designed for use in high school and college physics courses.

* Interactive 3-D n-body simulation
* Display of velocity, acceleration and force vectors
* Centre of mass and conservation of momentum
* Collision detection
* Variable G and distance exponent
* Real mks units
* Cut, copy and paste, export and print
* Gravitation Ltd. 4.0 & 5.0 document support
* Sample universes, stationery pads and student activities
* On-line User's Guide, balloon help and tooltips

* Mac OS 7.0 or later (8.0 or later recommended)
* 2 MB free memory (3 MB or more preferred)
* 68020 processor or better (68040 or PowerPC recommended)

During the last few weeks, teachers from around the world were invited to
test and review Newton's Aquarium. Dr. Hal Hawley, a former physics
teacher and K-12 Curriculum Specialist for Montana's Department of
Education, had this to say:

"The graphical imagery is wonderful. Your software is exciting and
appropriate for anyone learning about the basic laws of physics. As a
former physics teacher I find your curriculum to be outstanding. What a
powerful and informative tool! You are to be commended for designing a
first rate instructional program."

Pricing for Newton's Aquarium starts at US$100 for a single school copy and
US$20 for subsequent copies. School site licences are available for US$400
and larger licensing can be negotiated. A student edition is also
available for US$28. A free feature-reduced demo can be downloaded from
Eureka's web site ( for evaluation.

Eureka was established in 1994 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada to create
interactive software products that help students visualize and understand
abstract scientific concepts. Eureka's products are now used in more than
a dozen countries world-wide.

Eureka Software Inc., 110 Bagot Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3E5
Voice: (613) 546-4818, E-mail:, Web:

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