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[:Demonstrations:Demonstrations]

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[[Demonstrations]]

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Physics 107 Lecture Demonstrations

From Bernice Durand's notes

Here is a composite list of all demos that have been used for this course over the past years when Bernice Durand was the instructor and are grouped by class days. This list is only a reference guide and will differ from actual demos used in class depending on which faculty is teaching the course. Items that are marked with "BD" are items that Bernice Durand brought into class.

Lecture 1

  • The Earliest Science: Seasons and the Moon:

  • Video: "A Private Universe" (18 minutes)
  • Small globe
  • Black/White Tennis ball for moon
  • Bare light bulb for sun
  • Small top
  • 3 Small bright balls
  • Spherical mirror
  • Penny for Eclipses
  • Mechanical Sun-Earth-Moon Model
    • Specialty Items

    • BD Smiley face balloon
    • BD Round paper moon face
    • BD Small paper plate
    • BD Aerobee
    • BD Pizza pan
    • BD Science if Fun button

Lecture 2

  • Demystifying the Heavens: Tycho, Kepler, Galileo

  • Orerry (Astronomy Demo Item)
  • Screen at north side
  • Mechanized Sun-Earth-Moon Model
  • Conic Sections
  • Ellipse Whiteboard
  • Some balls and Football

Lecture 3

  • Two Leaps of Logic: Galileo

  • Periodic Table

  • Ball on string
  • Marbles into Glycerin and Water
  • Penny and cotton Tube W/Vacuum Pump
  • Small Inclined Plane
  • 2 wood blocks
  • 2 pieces of paper
  • wad of Cotton
  • A Penny
    • Specialty Items

    • BD crisp $ bills

Lecture 4

  • Falling motion: Galileo’s kinematics

  • Small Beaker of water
  • Big Aluminum Inclined Plane with Ball Bearing and Metronome
  • Gravity: Spark Gap Generator with 24 Spark Tapes to pass around
  • Zigzag Spark Tape.
    • Specialty Items

    • BD crisp $ bill

Lecture 5

  • Three Great Principles: Galileo

  • Airtrack with Big Gliders
  • Monkey and the Hunter
  • Ballistic Cart with Bridge
  • Basketball (for a player to bounce)
  • Flatbed Cart (large enough to bounce the basketball on, to pull her/him across the room)
  • 2 Identical Hand-Sized Balls
  • UW Football
  • Marbles into Glycerin and Water
  • Small Inclined Plane
  • 2 wood blocks
  • 2 pieces of paper
  • wad of Cotton
  • A Penny
    • Specialty Items

    • BD glow in the dark yo-yo
    • BD crisp $ bill

Lecture 6

  • Conservation of Momentum: Descartes and Huygens

  • Airtrack with 2 large, 2 small carts, wax
  • Collision balls: 2 equal, 2 unequal, 5 equal
  • Arrows

Lecture 7

  • Three great laws of motion: Newton’s Dynamics

  • Collision balls: 2 equal, 2 unequal, 5 equal
  • Water Rocket(maybe other rockets)
  • Aluminum to slide
  • Wood Blocks to slide
  • “Muscle” strings on brick
  • Hooke’s Law Spring
  • 2 bar magnets
  • Nails
  • Balloon
  • Confetti
  • Plastic rod
  • Charging materials
  • Ball on string

Lecture 8

  • The Universal Law of Gravitation: Newton

  • Cavendish Experiment
  • Cavendish Model
  • Flashlight
  • Ball on String
  • Ball on String to cut while whirling
  • Uninflated White Balloon with Black Dots, (Expanding Universe)
  • Marker Pen
    • Specialty Items

    • BD pincushion

Lecture 9

  • Conservation of Energy

  • 2 Arrows
  • Pendulum
  • Conservation of Energy Tracks – shallow V-shaped and U shaped
  • Wood Block
  • Bowling Ball Pendulum
  • Meterstick
  • Bare 100-Watt Light bulb
  • Hammer
    • Specialty Items

    • BD Large 45lb Barbell
    • BD Power T-shirt
    • BD KE Sweatshirt
    • BD Belt
    • BD Gloves
    • BD Calculator
    • BD Tattoos

Lecture 10

Lecture 11

  • The First Unified Field Theory: Maxwell

  • 2 Bar Magnets
  • Electromagnet
  • Nails
  • Charging Materials, Plastic Rod
  • Confetti
  • Pineapple Magnets on Post
  • Induced EMF
  • Meter to show current
  • Balloon with dots
  • 2 compass needles
  • 2 buckets (one beaker above the other, one beaker with spigot)
  • Toepler-Holtz Electrostatic Generator (Just for the Spark)

    • Specialty Items

    • BD 2 Maxwell’s Equation T-shirts

Lecture 12

  • Waves: Simple behavior of a simple system

  • 2 Film Loops: Non-Recurring Wavefronts,Tacoma Narrows Bridge, (these are *.mov file)

  • Pendulum
  • Hooke’s Law
  • Slinky on Stand (Longitudinal Waves)
  • Torsion Bar Waveboards (Transverse Waves)
  • Wave Speed on 2 ropes with Cards
  • {Torsion Wave on Wall} Has not be reinstalled from move
  • Football (to throw across room)

Lecture 13

  • Sound: Mechanical Waves in a Medium

  • Film loop: Doppler, Shockwave, Drumhead, (these are *.mov file)

  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Computerized Fourier Analyzer
  • Standing Waves on a String with Strobes.
  • 2 Speakers Interference
  • Balloon with He & SF,6, (to breath)

  • 2 sources wave fronts viewgraph for Interference
  • meter stick

Lecture 14

  • Electromagnetic Waves in a Field

  • Film loops:Doppler, Shockwave, (these are *.mov file)

  • Flashbulb
  • Flashlight
  • Rainbow (Prism/Projector)
  • Pencil in small beaker of water
  • Large Lens (they can see my face distorted through)
  • 2 sources wave fronts viewgraph for Interference
  • Young’s Double Slit
  • Radio
  • Meter stick

Lecture 15

  • Chaos: Complex Behavior of a Simple System

  • Sprott's Chaos Software: Binary Star, Driven Pendulum, 2 Fractals
  • Moving table with water tank, dye, white backdrop
  • Stick Pendulum
  • String
  • 2 pieces of paper
  • Air hose whipping
  • Geiger counter
  • Water dripping into pie tin with microphone
  • Ball and piece of paper to drop
  • Ball on string to swing
  • 2 colored transparencies of Sprott,
    • Specialty Items

    • BD Silly putty
    • BD Overhead projector for phase space viewgraph}
    • BD 3 books: Sprott, Gell-Mann, Glieck

Lecture 16

  • Light waves are different: the famous missing gamma factor

  • 2 posts with 2 rubber tubes
  • Michelson interferometer
  • Prism with rainbow

Lecture 17

  • The two postulates of special relativity: Einstein

  • Flashlight
  • Small mirror
    • Specialty Items

    • BD football

Lecture 18

  • Gedanken experiments on simultaneity and length

  • 2 Flashlights
  • Flashbulb and Camera
  • 2 tubes on posts
  • 2 Bigger Mirrors
  • Eraser
  • Meter Stick
  • Albert/Henry video
    • Specialty Items

    • BD 2 Kerchiefs

Lecture 19

  • Gedanken experiments on clocks and time

  • 3 Clocks that run at the same rate, forward not backward!
  • 2 Mirrors
  • 2 Pieces of (8.5x11 OK) cardboard for “garage doors” with stand-alone clamps
  • Meter stick
  • Flashbulb With Camera
  • 2 Flashlight
  • The part of the Albert/Henry video with buzzers and bells, and on to hourglass
    • Specialty Items

    • BD Bucky dolls and tractor
    • BD 2 Kerchiefs

Lecture 20

  • Spacetime: Gamma factor effects and the time as the fourth dimension

  • 2 Mirrors
  • 2 Metersticks
  • 2 Rubber tubes with 2 posts
  • String
  • Disk (Frisbee or pizza pan)
  • Round ball
  • Balloon
  • Repeat garage with 2 pieces of cardboard on clamps with Bucky doll
  • Repeat video through hourglass
    • Specialty Items

    • BD pieces of paper for Flatland story

Lecture 21

  • Spacetime diagrams

  • Albert and Henry Video (Short Version)
  • 2 Metersticks (for coordinate system)
  • String
  • Balloon
  • Ball

Lecture 22

  • Mass and energy are equivalent

  • 2 Black and White Balls
  • 2 Metersticks
  • 2 Cardboards

Lecture 23

  • E=mc^2: Bombs, stars and reactors

  • Periodic Table

  • Feynman Movie: "Pleasure of Finding Things Out"

Lecture 24

  • Relativity in action: Big gamma factors

  • Video ??
  • 4 slides of Fermilab
    • Specialty Items

    • BD Overhead (Einstein)

Lecture 25

  • The Equivalence Principle

  • Cardboard tube with spiral pen mark
  • Big Globe
  • Small Globe
  • Tissue Paper
  • Marker Pad
  • String: one short, fat piece, 2 regular size, long enough to go around the equator of the big globe

Lecture 26

  • Curved Spacetime: Physics is math

  • Rubber Membrane
  • Heavy Ball
  • Marble
  • Small Barbell
  • Small Wheel Handles
  • Conic Sections

Lecture 27

  • Big Bang cosmology: "Seeing" the very large

  • Curved Track with Ball ??
  • White Balloon
  • Marker Pen
  • Conic Sections
  • Tungsten Light Bulb
  • Round Rubber Band
  • Straight Rubber Band

Lecture 28

  • Black holes and dark matter in the universe

  • 2 Slides of Galaxies
  • Conic Sections
  • Balloon

Lecture 29

  • Atoms, electrons, nuclei: “seeing” the very small

  • E/M Experiment
  • Periodic Table

  • Brownian Motion
  • Balloon in Liquid Nitrogen
  • Geiger Counter
  • Cathode Ray Tube (with green beam)
  • Magnet (to deflect beam)
  • Foil
  • 2 Small balls of different sizes
  • 2 Slides of Fermilab (overview and tunnel)
  • 1 Slide of bubble chamber
  • Meterstick
  • Aspirin for cm sizes
  • Ruler
    • Specialty Items

    • BD tissue paper
    • BD sesame seed for mm
    • BD 3 STM slides

Lecture 30

  • The quantum physics of light: Planck, spectra of solids

  • Plastic Gratings
  • Spectra Tubes: H, Ne, He, Tungsten
  • Rainbow Prism-Projector
  • Periodic Table

Lecture 31

  • Waves are particles: Einstein, the photoelectric effect

  • Photoelectric Effect: (Electroscope with mercury UV lamp and glass plate)

  • 2 black and white balls
  • Ball on String
    • Specialty Items

    • BD red 107 sweatshirt or T-shirt
    • BD get two students purple and red, tall and short

Lecture 32

  • The quantum physics of matter: Bohr, the Hydrogen atom

  • Spectra Tubes: H, Ne, He, Tungsten
  • Gratings
  • Photoelectric effect
  • {X-ray tube}

Lecture 33

  • Particles are waves: Debrogile, Schrodinger and Born

  • Electron Diffraction
    • Specialty Items

    • BD bring coins and pieces of string units of length 1’, 2’, 3’, 4’, 1’, 4’, 9’, 16’
    • BD Electron Microscope Slide of gross needle tip

Lecture 34

  • The Uncertainty Principle: Heisenberg

  • Slide Projector
  • Tuning fork
  • Drum
  • Scope with Microphone
  • TV camera ??
  • Monitor ??
  • Squishy balloon
  • Ball
    • Specialty Items

    • BD coins
    • BD slide of STM picture of surface

Lecture 35

  • Quantum physics in action: Superconductivity

  • YBCO Superconductors (3 or maybe only 1 setup)
  • Freezing with LN2

    • Balloon
    • Tongs

Lecture 36

  • Quantum physics in the sky: sunsets, ozone, the greenhouse effect

  • "Atmosphere" with overhead
    • Beaker w/water
    • Paper with hole
    • Milk or scattering powder
  • Sciences on ozone (discussion)

Lecture 37

  • Quantized energy levels: lasers and atomic clocks

  • Diode Laser in CD
  • Laser with side off
  • Diode laser
  • Light pen
  • Hologram
  • Light pipe
  • Fiber optics: fat, thin, thin frayed
    • Specialty Items

    • BD 9 Electron Microscop Slides from Grayson Scott
    • STM overhead

Lecture 38

  • Quantum electronic and computer chips

  • Computer: hard drive, CPU, memory?
    • Specialty Items

    • BD chips poster

Lecture 39

  • Quantum field theory: Feynman’s dynamics

  • Stack of Physics Today’s Feynman articles

Lecture 40

  • Nature’s vuilding blocks: particles, quarks, leptons

Lecture 41

  • The Four Forces: Gauge bosons Inner space/outer space: Particle physics meets cosmology

    • Specialty Items

    • BD innerspace/outerspace Tshirt
    • BD sesame seeds again
    • BD bring games

Lecture 42

  • The Nobel Prize: tracing the ideas of Modern Physics

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