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Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538

Physics Demo Manual

Demonstrations are cataloged according to PIRA Bibliography


Due to Physics Building renovations, the lead time to set up demo requests has increased due to the need to transport equipment across campus. Please be kind and let me know well ahead of time what you need.

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 Measurements and Standards
  video  - Standards of Measurement
 Probability Board
 Coordinate Systems and Vectors
 Vector Addition
  video  - Grains of Rice
 Motion In One Dimension
 Motion In Two Dimensions
 Newton's First Law
 Newton's Second Law
 Newton's Third Law
 Statics Of Rigid Bodies
 Applications Of Newton's Laws
 Work and Energy
 Rotational Motion
 Properties of Matter

Coordinate Systems and Vectors


To aid in introducing the coordinate systems in 3-D, the resolution of a vector into its 3 cartesian components, and the products of a x b, b x a, and a x b x c.


  • 3-D chalkboard with ray