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Physics Teacher

1996 Volume 34, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 4

  1. Rendering the "Not-So-Simple" Pendulum Experimentally Accessible

    David P. Jackson

    Presents three methods for obtaining experimental data related to acceleration of a simple pendulum. Two of the methods involve angular position measurements and the subsequent calculation of the... More

    pp. 86-89

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  2. Computer Generation of 3-D Diagrams

    Ferenc Riesz

    Describes a method to obtain three-dimensional (3-D) representations of data on a computer using commercial data-plotting or spreadsheet analysis software in any personal computer. (JRH) More

    pp. 116-17

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  3. Wedding PC Interfaces to Interference and Diffraction Experiments

    Joe L. Ferguson

    Describes simple inexpensive modifications to existing equipment that facilitate the computerization of interference and diffraction experiments done in introductory laboratory courses. (JRH) More

    pp. 124-25

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  4. Determining the Speed of Sound Using the Doppler Effect

    Richard Gagne

    Presents a simple but effective experiment that uses ultrasonic transducers and some basic electronics to study the speed of sound using the Doppler effect. Eliminates the noise problems associated... More

    pp. 126-27

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