Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
Demonstrations are cataloged according to PIRA Bibliography
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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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video - Balloon in Vacuum
Purpose:To demonstrate the effect of atmospheric pressure on an air filled balloon.
The main tool for this demo is our Pfeiffer Pascal 2010-SD rotary vane vacuum pump attached to a bell jar. Variety of experiments can be performed. A party balloon can be placed in the vacuum chamber and once most of the air is pumped out of the chamber, the balloon bursts.