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Bates, B.; And Others – Physics Education, 1986
Describes simple speckle photography experiments which are easy to set up and require only low cost standard laboratory equipment. Included are procedures for taking single, double, and multiple exposures. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures, Photography
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McNeill, D. J. – Physics Education, 1985
Describes an undergraduate laboratory experiment in which a moving coil galvanometer is studied and the electromotive force generated by the swinging coil provides the impulse response information in a form suitable for digitizing and inputing to a microcomputer. Background information and analysis of typical data are included. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Electricity
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Jacobs, F. – Physics Education, 1985
Describes how, using an overhead projector (OHP) and a transparent roll of acetate film, it is possible to demonstrate: (1) travelling waves; (2) standing waves; and (3) phase and group velocity applied to waves. The set-ups provide a way to demonstrate features which are normally difficult to visualize and understand. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Higher Education, Overhead Projectors
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Beynon, J. – Physics Education, 1985
Shows that visual acuity is a function of the structure of the eye and that its limit is set by the structure of the retina, emphasizing the role of lens aberrations and difraction on image quality. Also compares human vision with that of other vertebrates and insects. (JN)
Descriptors: Entomology, Eyes, Physics, Science Education
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Howard, Edgar; Howard, Peter – Physics Education, 1985
Describes the Interactive Microcomputer Peripheral (including major features, source, and current cost) and physics experiments using the instrument. The instrument can also be used for such purposes as counting, timing, and frequency measurement as well as for experiments in biology and experimental psychology. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Equipment, Higher Education
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Physics Education, 1985
Describes: (1) two experiments using a laser (resonant cavity for light and pinhole camera effect with a hologram); (2) optical differaction patterns displayed by microcomputer; and (3) automating the Hall effect (with comments on apparatus needed and computer program used); and (4) an elegant experiment in mechanical equilibrium. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Higher Education
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Hoon, S. B.; Tanner, B. K. – Physics Education, 1985
Continues a discussion of magnetic fluids by providing background information on and procedures for conducting several demonstrations. Indicates that, with a little patience and ingenuity, only modest magnetic fields and about 20 ml of low-viscosity, commercial magnetite-water-based magnetic fluid are required. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Fluid Mechanics, Higher Education
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Helm, Hugh; Gilbert, John – Physics Education, 1985
Discusses the nature of "thought experiments" and why they are an integral part of physics. Also examines some of the better-known thought experiments in special relativity and quantum mechanics, focusing on content audiences they are aimed at and the prior knowledge of these audiences. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Physics, Quantum Mechanics
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Brusca, Stephen – Physics Education, 1985
Provides a qualitative discussion on the force of a charged particle on itself. Areas addressed include: (1) time delay effects; (2) accelerating spherical charge; and (3) radiation resistance. (JN)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Physics), College Science, Force, Higher Education
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Armstrong, H. L. – Physics Education, 1985
Presents an experiment which focuses on the inertial properties of a rigid body as expressed in terms of principal axes and moments of inertia. Background information, a description of the apparatus needed, and a discussion of results obtained are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Physics), College Science, Higher Education, Mechanics (Physics)
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Kirkup, L. – Physics Education, 1985
Describes a computer program which plots electric field line plots. Includes program listing, sample diagrams produced on a BBC model B microcomputer (which could be produced on other microcomputers by modifying the program), and a discussion of the properties of field lines. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Electricity
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Saayman, Rikus – Physics Education, 1991
Discusses the structure and results of a university physics entry examination that measures students' expertise with mathematical tools and formal logic operations required for the study of college physics. Indicates that the examination adequately serves incoming students: to evaluate academic potential; to emphasize specific deficiencies; and to…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Aptitude Tests, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Swinbank, Elizabeth – Physics Education, 1992
Considers questions relating to the introduction of particle physics into post-GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) courses. Describes a project that is producing teacher and student materials to support the teaching of particle physics at this level. Presents a proposed syllabus for a particle physics module. (KR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Farmelo, Graham – Physics Education, 1992
Discusses four topics presented in the science foundation course of the Open University that exemplify current developments in particle physics, in particular, and that describe important issues about the nature of science, in general. Topics include the omega minus particle, the diversity of quarks, the heavy lepton, and the discovery of the W…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Archer, A. C. – Physics Education, 1984
Offers guidelines for school visits to various industries. In addition, points out that industry would like students to know what it is like to work in a factory and that industrial applications should be incorporated into physics courses. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Field Trips, Industry, Physics
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