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ERIC Number: EJ887963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Physics Is All around Us
Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.
Physics Teacher, v48 n5 p338-340 May 2010
The finale of the weekly physics department seminar series at my college is my annual demonstration lecture. Normally, the front of the room is filled with apparatus, but in May 2008 I had only a giant kaleidoscope and a leaning tower of Pisa (Fig. 1) on display. Instead, there was a pile of overhead projector transparencies that showed examples of phenomena and devices that I had seen in my travels. They were largely examples of large-scale, real-world physics that I thought would be useful in starting class discussions. Here are some of them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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