Demonstrations By Class

Below are a sample some popular demonstrations used in a particular class. Consider using these in your classes, or learn more about a demo you saw while taking that class.

## PHYS260 Demonstrations - List

• #### F1-01 FLUID PRESSURE VS. DEPTH

Demonstrates that fluid pressure increases linearly with depth and is isotropic Read More
• #### F1-02: FLUID PRESSURE VS DEPTH - ANEROID GAUGE

Show water pressure versus depth with an aneroid gauge Read More
• #### F1-04: EQUILIBRIUM TUBES

Demonstrate that pressure is transmitted equally throughout a fluid Read More
• #### F1-05: DOES WATER SEEK ITS OWN LEVEL?

A trick to challenge the students Read More
• #### F1-06 WATER SEEKS ITS OWN LEVEL

Demonstrate that pressure is dependent only on depth, and not on the shape of the container Read More
• #### F2-01 ARCHIMEDES' PRINCIPLE

Demonstrates the buoyant force on a body submerged in a fluid to be equal to the weight of the displaced fluid Read More
• #### F2-04: BUOYANCY - SPHERE AND WATER

Challenge the students' thinking about the buoyant force by considering the question: "Will a round object, without a flat top Read More

• #### F2-07: BUOYANCY - PEPSI AND DIET PEPSI

Show the difference in density between soft drinks with and without sugar Read More
• #### F2-21 REACTION TO BUOYANT FORCE

Demonstrates the reaction force using a liquid Read More

• #### F4-11: LAMINAR AND TURBULENT FLOW OF AIR

Demonstrate laminar and turbulent flow Read More
• #### F5-21 VENTURI TUBE WITH MANOMETERS

Illustrates the venturi effect Read More
• #### F5-22 VENTURI TUBE WITH PING PONG BALLS

Illustrates the venturi effect Read More
• #### G1-01 EXAMPLES OF SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION

Illustrates simple harmonic motion Read More
• #### G1-11 COMPARISON OF SHM AND UCM

Demonstrates the relationship between simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion Read More
• #### G1-14 PENDULA WITH DIFFERENT MASSES

Demonstrates independence of a simple pendulum's period with mass of the bob Read More
• #### G1-15 PENDULA WITH 4 TO 1 LENGTH RATIO

Shows that period of a simple pendulum is proportional to the square root of its length Read More

• #### G1-34: AIR TRACK - SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION

Demonstrate simple harmonic motion of a mass held by two springs Read More
• #### G1-35: MASS ON SPRING - EFFICIENT MODEL

Illustrate the motion of a mass on a spring Read More
• #### G1-52 STRINGLESS PENDULUM

Demonstrates an example of SHM Read More

• #### G2-01 MASS ON SPRING - HAND HELD

Demonstrates resonance and phase shift at resonance Read More
• #### G2-05: AIR TRACK - DRIVEN AND DAMPED OSCILLATIONS

Illustrate the behavior of a driven and damped oscillator Read More

• #### G3-02: SHIVE WAVE MACHINE - SUPERPOSITION OF PULSES

Demonstrate constructive and destructive interference using pulses Read More

• #### G3-26: AIR TRACK - LONGITUDINAL WAVES

Demonstrate longitudinal waves with a series of spring-coupled air track gliders Read More
• #### G3-27: AIR TABLE - TRANSVERSE AND LONGITUDINAL WAVES

Demonstrate transverse and longitudinal waves using an air table Read More

Shows longitudinal and transverse traveling waves & standing waves Read More
• #### G3-51 ROPE WAVE GENERATOR - FREQUENCY VS. WAVELENGTH

Show standing waves in heavy wires fixed at one end Read More
• #### G3-52: ROPE WAVE GENERATOR - ROPE TENSION VS WAVELENGTH

Observe the change in wavelength of a vibrating rope as the tension is varied Read More
• #### G3-53 STANDING WAVES IN A STRING

Demonstrates standing waves on a thin string Read More
• #### G4-02 RIPPLE TANK

Illustrates wave phenomena water surface Read More
• #### G4-03: RIPPLE TANK - DOPPLER EFFECT

Show how wave fronts crowd together in front of and spread out behind a moving source Read More
• #### G4-31: MOIRE PATTERNS

Show a type of interference pattern Read More
• 1
• 2
• 3
• 4