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.a Howitzer and Tunnel (another name, Ballistic Cart and Bridge)

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1

Area

(mechanics)

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D

Topic

(motion in two dimensions)

60

Concept

(projectile motion)

.10

Demonstration

(Howitzer and Tunnel)

For more info Click [http://physicslearning.colorado.edu/PiraHome/dcs/PIRADCS.html DCS]

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Duplication

UW-Madison addition for multiple units, (a, b, c, ...)


(links will become active as demonstrations are catalogued)

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1. Mechanics

1A-[:Measurement:Measurement]

1C-[:MotionIn1D:Motion in One Dimension]

1D-[:MotionIn2D:Motion in Two Dimensions]

1E-[:RelativeMotion:Relative Motion]

1F-[:Newtons1STLaw:Newton's First Law]

1G-[:Newtons2NDLaw:Newton's Second Law]

1H-[:Newtons3RDLaw:Newton's Third Law]

1J-Statistics of Rigid Bodies

1K-Applications of Newton's Laws

1L-[:Gravity:Gravity]

1M-Work and Energy

1N-[:Linear_Momentum: Linear Momentum]

1Q-Rotational Dynamics

1R-Properties of Matter

2. Fluid Mechanics

2A-Surface Tension

2B-Statics of Fluids

2C-Dynamics of Fluids

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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

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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

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6. Optics

6A-Geometrical Optics

6B-Photometry

6C-Diffraction

6D-Interference

6E-Interference

6F-Color

6H-Polarization

6J-The Eye

6Q-Modern Optics

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7. Modern Physics

7A-Quantum Effects

7B-Atomic Physics

7D-[:NuclearPhysics: 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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