American Journal of Physics November 2016 issue

AAPT announces that Richard Price, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will assume the position of Editor for the  American Journal of Physics in 2017, following the term of David P. Jackson.
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November 2016 Issue, Volume 84, No. 11


The Poincaré-sphere approach to polarization: Formalism and new labs with Poincaré beams by Joshua A. Jones, Anthony J. D'Addario, Brett L. Rojec, G. Milione and Enrique J. Galvez.



The motion of two identical masses connected by an ideal string symmetrically placed over a corner by Constantin Rasinariu and Asim Gangopadhyaya. DOI: 10.1119/1.4962226

An acoustic analog for a quantum mechanical level-splitting route to band formation by Marissa D'Onofrio, Mitchell Crum, Shawn A. Hilbert, Herman Batelaan, Timothy Canalichio and Tyler Bull. DOI: 10.1119/1.4962227

Time dependent electromagnetic fields and 4-dimensional Stokes' theorem by Ryan Andosca and Douglas Singleton. DOI: 10.1119/1.4962239

On the role of self-adjointness in the continuum formulation of topological quantum phases by Mostafa Tanhayi Ahari, Gerardo Ortiz and Babak Seradjeh. DOI: 10.1119/1.4961500

Bracket relations for relativity groups by Thomas F. Jordan. DOI: 10.1119/1.4962234


Einstein's equivalence principle in quantum mechanics revisited by Michael Nauenberg. DOI: 10.1119/1.4962981


A multi-functional apparatus for α and β spectroscopy utilizing a permanent ring-magnet β spectrometer by F. D. Becchetti, M. Febbraro, J. Riggins and R. O. Torres-Isea. DOI: 10.1119/1.4964109


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