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

Physics Demo Manual

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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

 video  - Grains of Rice


To give students a 'feel' for what it means to change the amount of something by an order of magnitude.


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Beakers are filled with rice in amounts which increase at each step by an order of magnitude from 1 grain of rice to approx. 10^6 grains.


You spill 'em, you count 'em.


  • Grains of Rice in beakers