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Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics

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Part I: Acceleration Machines - Launching a Space Vehicle
Part of the Series: Physics of Spaceflight Series
Concepts Covered: Newton's Laws of Motion Kinematics Conservation of Energy & Momentum Power Aerodynamic Effects This program details the physics involved in launching a space vehicle. The Space Shuttle and Saturn V launches are dynamically examined in terms of the…
Physics Demonstrations in Light: Part II
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Light
Concepts Covered: Interference/Interferometer: Interference of White Light and Laser Light Interference/Interferometer: Determination of the Wavelength of Light Diffraction and Interference: Double-Slit Interference Diffraction and Interference: Single-Slit Diffraction Diffraction and Interference: Microwave Diffraction Thin Film Interference: Newton's Rings/Air Wedge with Monochromatic…
Part II: Physics in Space - Orbital Motion and Re-entry
Part of the Series: Physics of Spaceflight Series
Concepts Covered: Newton's Laws of Motion Circular Motion Rotational Dynamics Heat Conservation of Energy This program focuses on the physics of orbital motion and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. The program discusses the dynamics of orbital motion and the apparent…
Physics Demonstrations in Electricity & Magnetism: Part I
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Electricity & Magnetism
Concepts Covered: Electrostatics: Interaction of Charge Electrostatics: Distribution of Charge on a Conductor Electrostatics: Induction of Charge Isolation of Charges: Kelvin Water Dropper Electrostatics: Coulomb's Law Corona Discharge: Detection of Electric Wind Momentum of an Electron: Momentum Imparted During Collision…
Part III: Gravity - A Broadened View
Part of the Series: Physics of Spaceflight Series
Concepts Covered: Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation Gravitational Acceleration Newton's Laws of Motion Fluid Mechanics This program centers on presenting a broadened perspective of gravity, with emphasis given to observing its influence in different environments. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation…
Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part I
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves
Concepts Covered: Mechanical Resonance: Forced Vibrations with Single and Coupled Oscillators Velocity; Wavelength & Frequency; Reflected Waves: Transverse Waves on a Coil Spring Change in Medium; Interference: Transverse Waves on a Coil Spring Standing Waves: Vibrational Modes on a String…
Physics Demonstrations in Electricity & Magnetism: Part III
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Electricity & Magnetism
Concepts Covered: Magnetic Fields: Mapping of Force Field Electromagnetic Induction: Faraday's Law Electromagnetic Induction: Lenz's Law Electromagnetic Effects: Force on an Electron Beam Electromagnetic Effects: Forces on Current Carrying Wire Electromagnetic Effects: Magnetic Forces on Moving Charge Induction Application: Voltage…
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part I
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics
Concepts Covered: Uniform and Accelerated Motion: Position-Time Observations (Stroboscopic Photography) Gravitational Acceleration: Determination of g (Stroboscopic Photography) Projectile Motion: Simultaneous Fall (Stroboscopic Photography) Projectile Motion: Monkey and Hunter Projectile Motion: Trajectory of a Projectile (Stroboscopic Photography) Circular Motion: Direction of…
Hidden by Time: Seeing the Physical World with High-Speed Cameras
In a world of motion, many events simply happen too fast to be seen with the unaided eye. With the aid of high-speed cameras, physical events which normally go unnoticed come to life to produce extraordinary sights. High-speed images reveal…
Physics Demonstrations in Heat: Part I
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Heat
Concepts Covered: Thermal Expansion: Changing Volume of a Liquid Phase Change Expansion: Exploding Ice Bomb Thermal Expansion: Forces Exerted During Expansion and Contraction Linear Expansion: Determination of Expansion Coefficient Phase Changes: Transition from Gaseous to Liquid O2 Cryogenics: Changes in…
Physics Demonstrations in Heat: Part III
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Heat
Concepts Covered: Mechanical Equivalent of Heat: Bullet Fired into a Lead Mass Kinetic Model: Temperature Effects on Gases Induced Phase Change: Liquid to Solid Transition of N2 Cryophorous: Cooling by Evaporation Induced Phase Change: Boiling by Cooling Condensation: Formation of…
Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves: Part III
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Sound & Waves
Concepts Covered: Standing Sound Waves: Resonating Air Column with Cork Dust Standing Sound Waves: Resonance with Illuminating Gas in a Flame Tube Standing Sound Waves in Two-Dimensions: Illuminating Gas in a Resonating Cavity Resonance / Real-Time Strobe Holography: Resonant Modes…
Physics Demonstrations in Light: Part I
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Light
Concepts Covered: Propagation of Light: Determination of the Speed of Light Visible and Infrared Spectrum: White Light Dispersed on a Spectrum Recorder Inverse Square Law: Light Intensity at Increasing Distances Refraction/Total Internal Reflection: Light Incident on a Water-Air Interface Refraction/Schlieren…
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part II
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics
Concepts Covered: Newton's 1st Law: Rest Inertia of Massive Ball Newton's 2nd Law: Effects of a Varied Net Force on a Body's Motion Newton's 3rd Law: Reaction Cart/Projected Ball Bearings Terminal Velocity: Air Resistance Acting on a Free-Falling Body (Stroboscopic…
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part III
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics
Concepts Covered: Graphical Analysis of Motion: Car Accelerating on Highway (Computer Animation) Vector Addition: Object Traveling on Moving Surface Velocity and Acceleration Vectors: Direction of v and a during Acceleration and Deceleration Newton's 1st Law: Rest Inertia of Bursting Water…
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics is a six-part video series which presents a full range of physical demonstrations in the area of mechanics. The program was developed in an effort to give physics teachers a collection of video demonstrations to supplement…
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Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part IV
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics
Concepts Covered: Fundamental Forces: Gravitational, Electromagnetic, Strong, and Weak Forces (Computer Animation) Mass and Weight: Weightlessness during Free-fall Newton's 2nd Law: Force and Acceleration of a Rocket Powered Car Newton's 3rd Law: Action-Reaction Forces of a Liquid Nitrogen Cannon Newton's…
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part V
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics
Concepts Covered: Projectile Motion: Ballistics Cart / Horizontal Components of Motion Projectile Motion: Trajectory and Range Analysis Circular Motion: Centripetal Force and Tangential Velocity Circular Motion: Unique Behavior of a Rotating Chain Impulse and Momentum: Egg Impacting Rigid Surface and…
Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Part VI
Part of the Series: Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics
Concepts Covered: Conservation of Momentum: Strobe Analysis of Two-Dimensional Collisions Motion of Center of Mass: Rigid and Non-Rigid Bodies Work and Energy: Work Performed by Falling Mass (High Speed Film) Work and Energy: Quantitative Analysis of Bow & Arrow System…
Physics Demonstrations in Heat
Physics Demonstrations in Heat is a three-part video program which presents a full range of demonstrations in thermal properties of matter, mechanisms of heat transfer, and thermodynamics. The program was developed in an effort to give physics teachers a comprehensive…
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