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Physics Education

May 2009 Volume 44, Number 3

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Number of articles: 4

  1. A Simple Experiment on Flexural Vibrations and Young's Modulus Measurement

    Salvatore Ganci

    A simple low cost demonstration experiment is performed using common apparatus in order to show various flexural patterns and to give a dynamical measure of Young's modulus. (Contains 4 figures.) More

    pp. 236-240

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  2. Using Simple Harmonic Motion to Follow the Galilean Moons--Testing Kepler's Third Law on a Small System

    I G. de Moraes & J A. M. Pereira

    The motion of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter is studied in this work. The moons had their positions with respect to the centre of the planet measured during one week of observation by means of ... More

    pp. 241-245

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  3. Converging Lens Simulation Design and Image Predictions

    J A. Bryan & S W. Slough

    While computer technology continues to enhance the teaching and learning of all science disciplines, computer simulations, in particular, have become exceptionally beneficial in physics education. ... More

    pp. 264-275

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  4. On the Use of a Virtual Mach-Zehnder Interferometer in the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics

    Alexsandro Pereira, Fernanda Ostermann & Claudio Cavalcanti

    For many students, the conceptual learning of quantum mechanics can be rather painful owing to the counter-intuitive nature of quantum phenomena. In order to enhance students' understanding of the ... More

    pp. 281-291

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