TPT October 2021 cover

The Physics Teacher October 2021
Volume 58 Issue 7

Particle Accelerators: Their Triumphant History and Uncertain Future

This month's cover takes us inside the tunnel housing the 27-km ring of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.



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


The spherical lens redux by Thomas B. Greenslade Jr. DOI: 10.1119/10.00065560006556

Teaching physics with OLabs virtual labs by Hernando Efrain Caicedo Ortiz. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006557



Smashing Pumpkins by Tonya Coffey, Ross Gosky, Joshua Gregory, Raimie Neibaur and Jon Orr. DOI: 10.1119/5.0047803

Particle Accelerators: Their Triumphant History and Uncertain Future by Don Lincoln. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006457

Using Math in Physics: 2. Estimation by Edward F. Redish. DOI: 10.1119/5.0021823

How Should Physics Teachers Be Prepared? A Review of Recommendations by David E. Meltzer. DOI: 10.1119/5.0022299

Computational Modeling in High School Physics First: Postcards from the Edge by Lillian Apple, John Baunach, Glenda Connelly, Sonia Gahlhoff, Colleen Megowan, Rebecca Elizabeth and Lucas Walker. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006458

Balancers Redux by Thomas B. Greenslade Jr. DOI: /10.1119/10.0006459

TiltTray: A 3D-Printed Apparatus to Teach Inclined-Plane Physics Through Smartphone Portrait-Landscape Transitions by Chris I. Larnder. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006460

Simulations of Back and Arms by Dan Liu and Zhuojun Duan. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006461

Conservation of Energy Yields the Incubation Time and Embryonic Metabolism in Birds and Tyrannosaur Dinosaurs from the Geometry of the Egg by Scott Lee, Joshua Thomas, Max Cooley and Richard Irving. DOI: 10.1119/5.0018956

Teach Poiseuille First — A Call for a Paradigm Shift in Fluid Dynamics Education by Bradley Moser. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006462

Wave Reflections in a Circular Ripple Tank by Gisselle Dieguez, Jonathan Karpenkopf, Aaron Labrador, Ludmila Gimenez, Julian Guerra, Jack Fulton and Wojciech J. Walecki10.1119/10.0006463

Hydraulic Analogues Illustrating the Charging of a Capacitor and Ohm’s Law: Labs for Online Learning Environments by Jake Stanley Bobowski. DOI: 10.1119/5.0038966

Smartphones and the Acoustic Doppler Effect in High School by Antonio Augusto Soares and Ricardo Longhi Henrique. DOI: 10.1119/5.0019668

Fluids Demonstrations III: Viscous Flow in Modified Thin Enclosures, Centrifugal Effect, Vortical Flow, and Turbulence by Said Shakerin. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006464

Supporting Students with ADHD in Introductory Physics Courses: Four Steps for Instructors by Caroline Bustamante, Jacquelyn J. Chini and Erin Scanlon. DOI: 10.1119/10.0006465

Low-Cost Experiment to Determine the Moment of Inertia of the Fidget Spinner by Video Analysis by Eliane Pereira. DOI: 10.1119/5.0019076


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Race and Physics Teaching Continued May 2020-January 2021

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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.