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“Few iOS apps are as thoughtfully designed as Molecules, and even fewer combine superb visuals with clear writing that encourages exploration.”
“Molecules uses its predecessor as a springboard to further greatness.”
A book about molecules, and a chance to touch, stretch and twist them!
Molecules by Theodore Gray is the extraordinary sequel to The Elements, the bestselling book and app. It continues the story of the elements to show how they are assembled into the rich diversity of compounds, chemicals, molecules, rocks, and stuff that make up our world.
The app includes an important world first: a touch-interactive molecular dynamics simulation that lets you poke and prod hundreds of different molecules, seeing how each one reacts to your touch. Molecules are not static things – they twist, turn, vibrate, and spin in an elaborate and beautiful dance of quantum mechanics.
The app incorporates the NAMD simulation engine developed by the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois. These are serious, scientifically accurate simulations. A few minutes playing with them will give you a deeper intuition about the true nature of molecules than years of study on paper. And while they are serious science, they are also a whole lot of fun to play with!
In addition to the amazing wiggling molecules, the app contains the entire book of Molecules, with all the objects interactively rotatable so you can see them from all sides. Going further than The Elements, the app includes dozens of innovative and intriguing “still life videos” that reveal the true nature of substances through close-up interactive video.
• Try out the first ever touchscreen-interactive molecular dynamics
• Bend, squeeze and shape 348 different molecules using multiple fingers
• Increase or decrease the temperature and see how molecules react
• Read the full text of all 14 chapters of Molecules by Theodore Gray
• Understand the movements of molecules in a special chapter for the app
• See over 500 videos and rotations of incredible objects photographed by Nick Mann
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Explore the building blocks of our world up close with gorgeous interactive images and videos that bring molecules to life. Read fascinating details about the particles that form everything from your clothes to your food—then manipulate and modify them in real-time simulated environments. Perfect for students and science lovers, Touch Press’ stunning app makes chemistry exciting.
Great app for intuitive understanding
Seeing realistic molecular motion while reading about the real world implications was much more satisfying that my high school chemistry classes.
This entertaining app is divided into chapters about common chemical classes (lipids, acids, organic) and properties (color, smell) that combine quirky dad humor with interactive molecular models, 3D images, and videos. It’s the most effective educational app I’ve used with and I hope it’s the future of textbooks.
The intuitions built here would be a excellent catalyst in learning how atoms behave and interact in a classroom setting.
10/10 molecule physics! This app is awesome
- Touch Press Inc
- 799.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © TouchPress Ltd, 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.