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Abstract Title: Advanced Demonstrations for the Classroom and the Laboratory
Abstract: These are not the typical demonstrations used in physics demo shows, but they will be limited to those that can be completed in a few minutes and have short assembly times. The demos in this hour will include such fare as "Showdown: Toepler Holtz vs. Wimshurst", "Pohl's Mica", "Decomposition of He-Ne Laser Spectrum",  "Sweeping Orthogonal Modes in a Laser", "Single Photon", "Bed of Nail" [sic], "Radioactive Ballasts", and "Half-Spin". For demonstrations that take more time to prepare, we will provide a handout sample of the PIRA Demonstration Bibliography, and a list of standard demonstrations for advanced courses with links to AJP and TPT references.
Abstract Type: Invited Presentation
Session: Session XIV - Demonstrations

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: David Sturm
University of Maine and Physics Instructional Resource Association (PIRA)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ramon Torres-Isea, University of Michigan
Dale Stille, University of Iowa
Chad Hoyt and Richard Peterson, Bethel University,
David Maiullo, Rutgers University
Paul Dolan, Northeastern Illinois University