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Physics Education

January 2011 Volume 46, Number 1

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Videos Determine the Moon's "g"

    J R. Persson & J E. Hagen

    Determining the acceleration of a free-falling object due to gravity is a standard experiment in physics. Different methods to do this have been developed over the years. This article discusses the... More

    pp. 12-13

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  2. Verifying Magnetic Force on a Conductor

    Salvatore Ganci

    The laboratory measurement of the magnetic force acting on a straight wire of length "l" carrying a current of intensity "i" in a magnetic field "B" is usually made using current balances, which... More

    pp. 14-16

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  3. The Eratosthenes Space Project

    A Artigas, A Costa, C H. Eyraud, A Perez-Verde & R M. Ros

    The European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE), in collaboration with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina of Egypt and the participation of schools from all around the world, performed the... More

    pp. 17-19

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  4. Showing "F = BIL" Using Video Analysis

    Leon Smith, David Parker, Carl Brown & Gren Ireson

    The force on a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field is a common aspect of post-16 physics courses. Many textbooks approach this topic via a current balance, e.g. Hutchins (1990) through... More

    pp. 19-21

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  5. Physics Experiments with Nintendo Wii Controllers

    Martyn D. Wheeler

    This article provides a detailed description of the use of Nintendo Wii game controllers in physics demonstrations. The main features of the controller relevant to physics are outlined and the... More

    pp. 57-63

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  6. The Infrared Thermometer in School Science: Teaching Physics with Modern Technologies

    Raimund Girwidz & Gren Ireson

    Infrared thermometers measure temperature from a distance, using the infrared radiation emitted by all objects. These so-called non-contact thermometers make a wide variety of temperature... More

    pp. 64-72

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