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Physics Teacher

February 2012 Volume 50, Number 2

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Number of articles: 2

  1. Millikan's Oil-Drop Experiment: A Centennial Setup Revisited in Virtual World

    Michel Gagnon

    Early in the last century, Robert Millikan developed a precise method of determining the electric charge carried by oil droplets. Using a microscope and a small incandescent lamp, he observed the... More

    pp. 98-102

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  2. Modeling Physical Systems Using Vensim PLE Systems Dynamics Software

    Stephen Widmark

    Many physical systems are described by time-dependent differential equations or systems of such equations. This makes it difficult for students in an introductory physics class to solve many real... More

    pp. 105-108

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