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October 2016, Volume 84 No. 10

October 2016 Issue, Volume 84, No. 10

This month's cover image is from the featured paper, Quantum scattering from cylindrical barriers by Sean McAlinden and Janine Shertzer.

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 Papers

One-dimensional light localization with classical scatterers: An advanced undergraduate laboratory experiment by K. J. Kemp, S. Barker, J. Guthrie, B. Hagood and M. D. Havey.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4958615

Deconvolution of time series in the laboratory by Thomas John, Dirk Pietschmann, Volker Becker and Christian Wagner. DOI: 10.1119/1.4960294

Elementary derivation of the quantum propagator for the harmonic oscillator by Jiushu Shao. DOI: 10.1119/1.4960479

Demonstrating the angular, wavelength and polarization dependence of surface plasmon resonance on thin gold films—An undergraduate experiment by Peter W. R. Connolly and Andrey Kaplan. DOI: 10.1119/1.4960477

Do the standard expressions for the electromagnetic field momentum need any modifications? by Ashok K. Singal.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4958933

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS

Adaptive Runge–Kutta integration for stiff systems: Comparing Nosé and Nosé–Hoover dynamics for the harmonic oscillator by William Graham Hoover, Julien Clinton Sprott and Carol Griswold Hoover DOI: 10.1119/1.4959795

PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH

University student reasoning about the basic tenets of kinetic-molecular theory, Part II: Pressure of an ideal gas by Amy D. Robertson and Peter S. Shaffer. DOI 10.1119/1.4960215

APPARATUS AND DEMONSTRATION NOTES

Laser Doppler velocimetry using a modified computer mouse by Edward D. Zaron DOI: 10.1119/1.4960466

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