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Physics/Astronomy Seminar Series presents: Physics with common materials

Posted on November 07, 2012

MUSM Physics/Astronomy Seminar Series Presents:

Physics With Common Materials
Presented by: Students of Physics Seminar
Department of Physics and Astronomy, MSUM

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
3:00-3:50 p.m.
325 Hagen Hall

Is it possible to answer interesting physics questions without big budgets and complicated equipment? This was the challenge put to the students of Physics Seminar: address an interesting physics question using common materials to construct an apparatus, and the basic skills of physics to analyze the results. This week’s presentations are:

• How does electromagnetic force of a solenoid depend on the number of coils? Ben LeMay

• How does splat radius for a water drop depend on drop height? -Meredith McLinn

• How can one determine the heat capacity of water? -Ishan Subedi

• How does the height of a liquid level affect how far the liquid will eject horizontally? -Ashan Perera


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