Science and Engineering applications to choose from
KStars is a desktop planetarium for KDE, depicting an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes 130,000 stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects, all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets and asteroids. It includes tools for astronomical calculations and can control telescopes and cameras.
Stellarium renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real-time. With Stellarium, you really see what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope.
Over 120000 stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue with name and infos for the brightest ones, planets in real time, with a powerful zoom mode to see them like in a telescope, drawing of the 88 constellations with their names.
Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system that can handle many forms of circuit design, including custom IC layout (ASICs), schematic drawing, hardware description language specifications, and electro-mechanical hybrid layout.
Kicad is a suite of programs for the creation of printed circuit boards. It includes a schematic editor, a PCB layout tool, support tools and a 3D viewer to display a finished & fully populated PCB.
BKchem is a free chemical drawing program.
Some of the features, you can expect:
- Drawing (bond-by-bond drawing; templates for common rings; expanding of common-groups; draws radicals, charges, arrows; color support ...)
- Editing (unlimited undo and redo capabilities; aligning; scaling; rotation (2D, 3D) ...)
KTurtle is an educational programming environment which uses a programming language based on Logo to make programming as easy and accessible as possible. The user issues programming language commands to control the "turtle", which draws on the canvas, making KTurtle suitable for teaching elementary mathematics, geometry and programming.
galculator is a scientific calculator. It supports different number bases (DEC/HEX/OCT/BIN) and angles bases (DEG/RAD/GRAD) and features a wide range of mathematical features.
"Tux, of Math Command" ("TuxMath," for short) is an educational arcade game starring Tux, the Linux mascot! Based on the classic arcade game "Missile Command," Tux must defend his cities. In this case, though, he must do it by solving math problems.