The Physics Teacher, January 2024

The Physics Teacher


January 2024
Volume 62 Issue 1


This Month's cover... depicts the extent of the Arctic ice on December 3, 2023 (represented in white) as compared to the maximum extent of the contours of the 15% ice edge (the yellow boundary, from 1992) during the period from 1978 to the present; the red curve (from 2016) represents the least extent of the Arctic ice during that interval.


And the Survey Says..., Astronotes, Fermi Questions, Figuring Physics, For the New Teacher, iPhysicsLabs, Just Physics, Little Gems, Physics Challenge for Teachers and Students, Talkin' Physics, Technology In The Classroom, Tricks of the Trade, Visual Physics, and Websights.



Let’s stop centripetal force by Martin Lieberherr. DOI: 10.1119/5.0180132


Erratum: “Where Is Half of the Universe?” Phys. Teach. 61, 646–650 (2023) by Don Lincoln. DOI: 10.1119/5.0190806


Using Math in Physics: 7.Telling the story by Edward F. Redish. DOI: 10.1119/5.0159037

Video-Aided Observation of the Center of Mass of Plane Objects by Francisco Jose Torcal-Milla. DOI: 10.1119/5.0089173

Project FRESH Air: A Community Engagement Project About Health and Climate by Stephen Holler; Usha Sankar; Mark McNeil; Melanie Knuts; Jahred Jack. DOI: 10.1119/5.0136945

Teaching uncertainty and risk in environment-themed physics classes by Philippe M. Binder. DOI: 10.1119/5.0143054

The Scientific Graphic Organizer for Lab Work by Freek Pols. DOI: 10.1119/5.0094657

Raspberry Pi Physics: Measuring the Speed of Light by Tom Ekkens. DOI: 10.1119/5.0124070

Which Way to Go: Exploring Force Arrow Placement by Madeline J. Fitzgerald; David Borland; James Minogue; Emily Brunsen; Tabitha C. Peck. DOI: 10.1119/5.0093063

The Effect of Charge Discretization on the Electrical Field Inside a Conductor by Nam H. Nguyen; Quy C. Tran; Thach A. Nguyen; Trung V. Phan. DOI: 10.1119/5.0115741

Tension On and Off in Atwood’s Machine: The Advantage of Video Analysis by Nuno M. Campos; Sérgio R. Domingos; Pedro Silva; Manuela Ramos Silva. DOI: 10.1119/5.0106652

Simulation of Wedge Interference via GeoGebra by Yi-Qi Xu; Peng Jiang; Yan-Ling Li. DOI: 10.1119/5.0123818

Applying Classroom Practices Learned from Virtual Professional Development During a Pandemic by Karen Jo Matsler; Ramon Lopez; Chandralekha Singh. DOI: 10.1119/5.0107084

A “Perpetual Motion Machine” Powered by Electromagnetism by Hollis Williams. DOI: 10.1119/5.0102604

A Radiant Heating Experiment and Analogy with Earth’s Surface Temperature by Eric A. Schiff. DOI: 10.1119/5.0131687

A Tool for Introductory Physics Students to Conduct Optics Experiments: A Self-Made Dark Box by Yongkang Yin; Caiqin Han. DOI: 10.1119/5.0102125

Understanding Oscillation Using Scilab Graphs by Bikash Kumar Naik. DOI: 10.1119/5.0123308

An Analysis of Gender Differences in Physics Learning Using the Epistemological Beliefs Assessment for Physical Science by Asako Kariya; Hideo Nitta. DOI: 10.1119/5.0092219