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Diode Laser Spectroscopy Apparatus Purchased

With a generous instrumentation grant for the sciences from President Qubein, the Department of Physics purchased a Diode Laser Spectroscopy apparatus from TeachSpin. The apparatus will be used for experiments in PHY 3210 Electricity and Magnetism and PHY 3310 Quantum Mechanics. It will also be shared with the Department of Chemistry for experiments in Physical Chemistry. The apparatus […]

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Simeon Simeonides, Junjie Liao, Spring 2014 NCS-AAPT Meeting

Physics in Non-Inertial Reference Frames Poster at the Spring 2014 NCS-AAPT Meeting in Boone, North Carolina This project focused on creating classroom-friendly videos of motion in non-inertial reference frames where fictitious forces are required in order to apply Newton’s laws. To explore motion in a linearly accelerating frame, we attached a camera to a fancart […]

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Jacob Brooks, 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting

Measuring and Modeling a Boleadora Poster at the 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida The effects of the throwing technique on the motion of a boleadora in flight were investigated. The boleadora is an ancient hunting weapon made of three individual masses connected by rope to a common knot. The dynamics of the boleadora […]

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Matthew Carnaghi, 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting

Springs Released From Uniform Circular Motion – The Slinky Drop Extended Poster at the 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida The path of a spring released from uniform circular motion was investigated and compared to a computational model. This study is an extension of the “Slinky drop” experiment, which consists of holding the top […]

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Linda Poplawski, BigSURS 2013

Measuring Viscous Fluid Flow with Biomimetic Cilia Presented at the 2013 BigSURS Meeting, High Point University To understand fluid flow driven by cilia in biological systems such as in the lungs and in vertebrate embryos, we fabricated arrays of biomimetic cilia, core-shell microstructures that mimic the size of biological cilia. These biomimetic cilia are 10 […]

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Michael Cantor, BigSURS 2013

An Apparatus to Measure Young’s Modulus Presented at the 2013 BigSURS Meeting, High Point University Young’s modulus, a measure of the deformation of a material in response to an applied force, is an integral variable to consider when designing and engineering systems such as buildings or bridges. Young’s Modulus is the slope of a stress […]

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Nikki Sanford, BigSURS 2013

Simulation Studies of the Helium and Lead Observatory (HALO) Presented at the 2013 BigSURS Meeting, High Point University Simulation studies for were conducted for the Helium and Lead Observatory (HALO), the supernova neutrino detector at SNOLAB, Sudbury, Ontario. HALO consists of 79 tons of lead, with 128 3He counters which detect the scattered lead neutrons […]

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Nikki Sanford, 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting

SPS Mather Internship: US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Invited Oral Presentation at the 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida As a Society of Physics Student Mather Intern, I worked in the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Science Space and Technology. Nobel Laureate Physicist, Dr. John Mather, created this […]

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Jacob Brooks, National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2014

Using VPython Modeling to Design the Magnetics for an Artificial Cilia Platform Poster at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Lexington, Kentucky Cilia are a biological structure found in a variety of locations in the human body, including the brain, lungs, and kidneys. These cilia oscillate in a metachronal pattern, which causes a traveling […]

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Kevin Sanders, 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting

Incorporating Data Visualization into ZENODO Contributed Oral Presentation at the 2014 AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida ZENODO is a research hosting website made for all disciplines. It is built on the idea of all research shared, no matter the subject, no matter the status of the researcher. ZENODO was developed alongside and on top […]

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