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Physics Teacher

December 2012 Volume 50, Number 9

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Number of articles: 3

  1. Astrophotography on the Cheap

    Chuck Niederriter & Mario Belloni

    Teaching introductory astronomy means discussing celestial objects that are beyond most students' experience. Simply talking about them is usually not sufficient to convey their size, distance,... More

    pp. 520-523

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  2. Imaging Emission Spectra with Handheld and Cellphone Cameras

    David Sitar

    As point-and-shoot digital camera technology advances it is becoming easier to image spectra in a laboratory setting on a shoestring budget and get immediate results. With this in mind, I wanted to... More

    pp. 524-526

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  3. A Mass Spectrometer Simulator in Your Computer

    Michel Gagnon

    Introduced to study components of ionized gas, the mass spectrometer has evolved into a highly accurate device now used in many undergraduate and research laboratories. Unfortunately, despite their... More

    pp. 553-557

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