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# PIRA Classification Scheme

"PIRA" stands for the Physics Instructional Resource Association, partially supported by the American Association of Physics Teachers. Join the [http://www.aapt.org AAPT!]

The goal of the PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme was created to provide a logical organization and universally inclusive unique number to every lecture demonstration nation wide. The structure of the classification system is as follows:

Example: 1D60.10 Howitzer and Tunnel (another name, Ballistic Cart and Bridge)

•  1 Area (mechanics) D Topic (motion in two dimensions) 60 Concept (projectile motion) .10 Demonstration (Howitzer and Tunnel)

The topic and concept divisions of the structure loosely follow the standard textbook organization of chapter and section, although they were created to organize existing demonstrations, not cover the entirety of elementary physics, and therefore skip some areas of the curriculum covered by standard textbooks. The standard curriculum has changed over the years and categories have been created to contain the many demonstrations rendered obsolete by modern textbooks. Some single concept films, videos, and computer programs are sometimes included but such resources have not been systematically identified.

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(links will become active as demonstrations are catalogued)

### 1. Mechanics

 1A-[:Measurement:Measurement] 1C-Motion in One Dimension 1D. Motion in Two Dimensions 1E-Relative Motion 1F-Newton's First Law 1G-Newton's Second Law 1H-Newton's Third Law 1J-Statistics of Rigid Bodies 1K-Applications of Newton's Laws 1L-Gravity 1M-Work and Energy 1N-Linear Momentum 1Q-Rotational Dynamics 1R-Properties of Matter

### 2. Fluid Mechanics

 2A-Surface Tension 2B-Statics of Fluids 2C-Dynamics of Fluids

### 3. Waves & Sound

 3A-[:Oscillations:Oscillations] 3B-[:WaveMotion:Wave Motion] 3C-[:Acoustics:Acoustics] 3D-[:Instruments:Instruments] 3E-[:SoundReproduction:Sound Reproduction]

### 4.Thermodynamics

 4A-Thermal Properties of Matter 4B-Heat and the First Law 4C-Change of State 4D-Kinetic Theory 4E-Gas Law 4F-Entropy and the Second Law

### 5. Electricity and Magnetism

 5A-[:Electrostatics:Electrostatics] 5B-[:ElectricFieldsAndPotential:Electric Fields and Potential] 5C-[:Capacitance:Capacitance] 5D-Resistance 5E-Electromotive Force and Current 5F-DC Circuits 5G-Magnetic Materials 5H-Magnetic Fields and Forces 5J-Inductance 5K-Electromagnetic Induction 5L-AC Circuits 5M-Semiconductors and Tubes 5N-Electromagnetic Radiation

### 6. Optics

 6A-Geometrical Optics 6B-Photometry 6C-Diffraction 6D-Interference 6E-Interference 6F-Color 6H-Polarization 6J-The Eye 6Q-Modern Optics

### 7. Modern Physics

 7A-Quantum Effects 7B-Atomic Physics 7D-Nuclear Physics 7E-Elementary Particles 7F-Relativity

### 8. Astronomy

 8A-Planetary Astronomy 8B-Stellar Astronomy 8C-Cosmology

### 9. Equipment

 9A-Support Systems 9B-Electronic 9C-Mechanical

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