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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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 Harmonic Motion
  video  - Bull Whip
 Equal Loudness Fletcher Munson Experiment
 Loud Speaker Demonstrator
 Sound Intensity
 Electrical Fourier Synthesizer
 Mechanical Fourier Synthesizer
 Resonant Chambers
 Microphone and Oscilloscope

Microphone and Oscilloscope


To visualize sound waves.


Connect a microphone to an oscilloscope to observe the waveforms from tuning forks and possibly other sound sources.

With our Tektronix DPO3014, use channel 4 input, choose "Menu", "Recall Setup", "Setup8" Microphone. One can adjust the timescale (Horizontal dial).