PHYS260

G3-04: SHIVE WAVE MACHINE - STANDING WAVES

Purpose: Demonstrate standing waves.

G3-02: SHIVE WAVE MACHINE - SUPERPOSITION OF PULSES

Purpose: Demonstrate constructive and destructive interference using pulses.

G1-35: MASS ON SPRING - EFFICIENT MODEL

Purpose: Illustrate the motion of a mass on a spring.

G1-34: AIR TRACK - SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION

Purpose: Demonstrate simple harmonic motion of a mass held by two springs.

G1-32: MASS ON SPRING - WITH STAND

Purpose: Illustrate SHM.

F4-11: LAMINAR AND TURBULENT FLOW OF AIR

Category: F4 Fluid in Motion
Purpose: Demonstrate laminar and turbulent flow.

G2-05: AIR TRACK - DRIVEN AND DAMPED OSCILLATIONS

Purpose: Illustrate the behavior of a driven and damped oscillator.

F2-23: BUOYANCY PARADOX - INVERTED BLOCK

Category: F2 Buoyancy
Purpose: Illustrate buoyancy in a paradoxical way.

F2-07: BUOYANCY - PEPSI AND DIET PEPSI

Category: F2 Buoyancy
Purpose: Show the difference in density between soft drinks with and without sugar.

F2-04: BUOYANCY - SPHERE AND WATER

Category: F2 Buoyancy
Purpose: Challenge the students' thinking about the buoyant force by considering the question: "Will a round object, without a flat top and bottom surface, experience a buoyant force, as does a cylinder?"

F1-05: DOES WATER SEEK ITS OWN LEVEL?

Purpose: A trick to challenge the students.

F1-04: EQUILIBRIUM TUBES

Purpose: Demonstrate that pressure is transmitted equally throughout a fluid.

F1-02: FLUID PRESSURE VS DEPTH - ANEROID GAUGE

Purpose: Show water pressure versus depth with an aneroid gauge.

G4-31: MOIRE PATTERNS

Purpose: Show a type of interference pattern.

G4-03: RIPPLE TANK - DOPPLER EFFECT

Purpose: Show how wave fronts crowd together in front of and spread out behind a moving source.

M1-01: LASER DIFFRACTION - FIXED SINGLE SLIT

Purpose: Demonstrate single slit diffraction.

J4-51: THEREMIN

Purpose: Demonstrate the theremin

J1-12: INDUCTION - ELECTROSCOPE

Purpose: Demonstrate charging by induction.

J3-02: ELECTRIC FIELD OF RING OF CHARGE - MODEL

Purpose: Aid in the visualization of the electric field of a ring of charge

J4-41: CAPACITORS

Purpose: Display a variety of capacitors
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• I1-01: THERMOMETERS

Show several types of thermometers. Read More

• I1-13 THERMAL EXPANSION - BIMETAL STRIP

Demonstrate differential thermal expansion. Read More
• I1-14: THERMAL EXPANSION OF ALUMINUM - OPTICAL LEVER

Demonstrate thermal expansion in a complicated way. Read More
• I1-15: THERMAL EXPANSION - PIN BREAKER

Demonstrate thermal expansion in a dramatic way. Read More
• I1-16: THERMAL CONTRACTION OF CUPS WITH LN

Measure coefficients of linear expansion. Read More
• I1-17: THERMOSTAT - MODEL

Model of use of a bimetal strip in a thermostat. Read More
• I1-18: BIMETALLIC STRIP THERMOMETERS

Allow students to see how bimetallic strips are used in thermometers and thermostats. Read More
• I1-19: LAVA LAMP

Demonstrate differential thermal expansion between two liquids, and to take us all back to the 1960s. Read More
• I1-21: WATER NEAR 4 DEGREES CELCIUS

Demonstrate that the maximum density of water occurs around 4 degrees centigrade. Read More
• I1-22: WATER DENSITY VS TEMPERATURE

Demonstrate the change in the density of water with temperature. Read More
• I1-32: RUBBER BAND CONTRACTION DURING HEATING

To demonstrate that rubber contracts when heated. Read More
• I1-40: REVERSIBLE THERMOELECTRIC DEMONSTRATOR

Demonstrate thermoelectric power generation or how thermoelectric devices can create hot and cold regions. Read More
• I1-41: THERMOELECTRIC MAGNET

Demonstrate production and use of thermoelectric current. Read More
• I1-42: THERMOELECTRIC FAN

Illustrate generation and use of thermoelectric current. Read More
• I1-51: RUBBER AT LN TEMPERATURE

Demonstrate how a normally elastic material at room temperature becomes rigid at very low temperatures. Read More
• I1-52: TUNING FORK AT LIQUID NITROGEN TEMPERATURE

Demonstrate the change in frequency of a tuning fork at liquid nitrogen temperature. Read More
• I1-53: LEAD BELL AT LIQUID NITROGEN TEMPERATURE

Demonstrate the effect of temperature on vibrations in a lead bell. Read More
• I1-61: DUST EXPLOSION

Produce a dust explosion. Read More
• I1-62: DUST EXPLOSION MODEL

Show why small particles of flammable material can create a dust explosion when ignited. Read More
• I1-63: HYDROGEN EXPLOSION

Produce a hydrogen explosion. Read More