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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

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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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 Measurement
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Air Track Reaction Cars

Purpose:

To illustrate Newton's third law.

Procedure:

One glider has a fan attached, the other a balloon.

Equipment:

  • Air Track Glider w/ Balloon Attachment
  • Air Track Propellor Cart