Operate Your Own Tokamak Reactor!

*Classic Version*

As part of the Internet Plasma Physics Education eXperience (IPPEX) project, this Java applet is designed to illustrate the basic principles of magnetically confined fusion.

Anxious to get started? Just move the 3 slider bars, press the START button and see what Score you get. If you can get a score of 50 or more, you're doing very well. The highest score achieved so far is around 169.

Click in the text area of the slider to begin. Use the "Enter" key to set the value. Then, click the "START" button. The internal parameters of the Virtual Tokamak have been tweaked relative to the classic version to prevent experienced users from using this new feature to easily achieve very high scores. Consequently, the two versions of the applet will give different scores if the same slider values are used.

If you're the patient type, you can read the help page first. And for those of you who know the basics of our Virtual Tokamak and would like to play physicist for awhile, try these exercises

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NOTE: This applet is Java 1.1 compliant and will not work on a PC with an older browser or on most Macintosh computers. If you are having difficulty running the applet, try the original version of the Virtual Tokamak. Adventurous Mac users can instead try using MRJ 2.1 (Macintosh Runtime for Java) with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Please report any other problems to Daren Stotler.

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Notes From The Author:

Acknowledgements to the following authors for making their work available:

Kinda' makes you wonder what I did! I've got a separate detailed information page if you really want to find out what I did or are interested in the source code.

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