Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 13:31:47 -0400

Author: Stephen Irons

Subject: Hello and suggestions for a chaotic lab


Hello all,

I was alerted to this forum by Dick Berg whom I visited earlier this
semester. I am the quite new (as of last July) Director of Yale's
Physics Instructional Laboratories. I took over from Don Shirer, (who I
am sure some of you know) who retired last year. I am planning on being
at Boise this summer, so I hope to meet some/all of you there.

I am interested in developing a lab unit on chaotic motion for our
advanced introductory lab section (taken by 1st or second year physics
or engineering majors). I have looked over the recent AJP article (AJP
69, (9) p. 1016 2001) and it looks like a good model to work from. But I
thought I might ask you all whether any of have anything different that
works. We have a good stock of Vernier's LabPro interfaces, so I would
probably try and use that data collection system, but after that, I'm
open to ideas.

Thanks again for your input. I've enjoyed the repartee and have already
gotten some good ideas from your discussions.

Best regards,

Stephen Irons Yale
Director, Instructional Laboratories Department of Physics
tel: 203-432-3664 P.O. Box
fax: 203-432-6175 New Haven,
CT 06520-8120

Yale University
Department of Physics
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520