AJP September 2016

September 2016 Issue, Volume 84, No. 9

This month's cover image is from the featured paper, The motion of a spring released from uniform circular motion by Thomas Dooling, Jeffrey Regester, Matthew Carnaghi and Aaron Titus.


Predicting the influence of plate geometry on the eddy-current pendulum by Catherine Weigel, Jeremy M. Wachter, Paul Wagoner and Timothy J. Atherton.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4954016

Video recording true single-photon double-slit interference by Reuben S. Aspden, Miles J. Padgett and Gabriel C. Spalding.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4955173

A sum-over-paths approach to one-dimensional time-independent quantum systems by Massimiliano Malgieri, Pasquale Onorato and Anna De Ambrosis.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4953344

The least uncomfortable journey from A to B by D. Anderson, M. Desaix and R. Nyqvist.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4955151

Attending to experimental physics practices and lifelong learning skills in an introductory laboratory course by Punit R. Gandhi, Jesse A. Livezey, Anna M. Zaniewski, Daniel L. Reinholz and Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4955147

Action physics by Lachlan P. McGinness and C. M. Savage.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4955145

Max Planck and the birth of the quantum hypothesis by Michael Nauenberg.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4955146


Comment on “Some reflections on the role of semi-classical atomic models in the teaching and learning of introductory quantum mechanics,” by Colm O'Sullivan.    DOI: 10.119/1.4960470


An adjustable parallel-plate capacitor instrument—Test of the theoretical capacitance formula by Beau Wells, Emily Baker, Austin Farwell, Harrison Foster, Xiaohan Gao, Benjamin Gruber, Erica Jones, Dennis Vu, Sonya Xu and Jingbo Ye.  DOI: 10.1119/1.4955143

Additional Resources

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, AAPT created a collection of articles previously published in AJP and TPT.  If you missed it earlier in the year, you can still enjoy it.