Java Strain Machine is a cross-platform applet written by Gary H. Girty that should work in any browser that supports Java on both Wintel and Macintosh machines.  Download the files, and then unzip them to your favorite folder.  Open up the directory entitled javaStrain and then double click on the html file labled StrainGG.  This last procedure should open the applet in your default browser.  Like Strain Machine (Director 8) the applet is intended to aid students and teachers in understanding the basic concepts of strain.

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