The Physics Teacher
Volume 59 Issue 4
This month's cover invites you to look for your reflection in this modern replica of the Foucault pendulum bob suspended from the dome of the Panthéon. For more information see Don Olson’s article “A Foucault Pendulum Pilgrimage in Paris”.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
An Appreciation of Paul Hewitt! by Chris Chiaverina. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004139
Stop- Motion Animation to Model the Analemma by Leslie Atkins Elliott, Amanda Hunter, Carl Krutz, ShaKayla Moran and Elliot Sherrow. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004142
A Foucault Pendulum Pilgrimage in Paris by Don Olson. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004143
Apparatus Named After Our Academic Ancestors – V by Thomas B. Greenslade Jr. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004144
Classical Doppler Effect in Some Accelerated Systems by C. H. Wörner and Roberto Rojas. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004145
Rotation of Spherical Magnet Falling Through a Slit Copper Pipe by F. Behroozi. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004146
A Race Between Rolling and Sliding Up and Down an Incline by Carl E. Mungan. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004147
A Rotational Dynamics Laboratory Upgrade by J. Bierman, D. Buckley, J. Kemper and A. Greer. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004148
When Negative Is Not “Less than Zero”: Electric Charge as a Signed Quantity by Alexis Olsho, Suzanne White Brahmia, Trevor Smith and Andrew Boudreaux. DOI:10.1119/10.0004149
The Original Bell Theorem without Calculus by Jed Brody. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004150
Bringing the Welcome Home: One Section’s Efforts at Incorporating AAPT’s Diversity and Inclusion Practices by Bree Barnett Dreyfuss and David Marasco. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004151
Standing Vertical Jumps – Sports Physics with a Smartphone by L. Darmendrail and A. Müller. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004152
Shear Modulus Determination Using the Smartphone in a Torsion Pendulum by Andreas Kaps, Tobias Splith and Frank Stallmach. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004154
Diffraction Experiments with a Smart Cart by Asif Shakur and Steven Binz. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004155
The Pedagogical Power of Wonder Questions by Christine Lindstrøm. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004156
An Analysis of Shadows Made from Sunlight Reflected by a Curved Surface by Swapnil Tripathi. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004158
Understanding a Paradox in Special Relativity by Walter Bruce Richards. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004159
Color- Coded Algebra by Bradley K. McCoy. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004160
Motivating Premedical Students to Get Interested in Physics by Vadim Shlyonsky. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004161
Observing Solar Limb Darkening in the Classroom by S.S.R. Inbanathan, K. Moorthy and Ashok Kumar S. DOI: /10.1119/10.0004162
Two Differential Mechanisms by Thomas B. Greenslade Jr. DOI: 10.1119/10.0004163
DNA Science Lesson & Digi-Kit
Inspired by an article from The Physics Teacher, this multidisciplinary lesson and digital resource collection is based on How Rosalind Franklin Discovered the Helical Structure of DNA: Experiments in Diffraction (Braun, Tierney, & Schmitzer, 2011). Click the image to access this resource.