Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 10:30:37 -0400

Author: Wolfgang Rueckner

Subject: Re: Seeking New Labs


May I suggest two:

(1) "Home Is Where the ECG Is - watch your heartbeat with
do-it-yourself equipment," as described by Shawn Carlson in the
Amateur Scientist (Scientific American, p 104-107, June 2000)

(2) "Undergraduate laboratory experiment to measure the threshold of
vision," by White, Chumbley, Berney, and Barredo, AJP 50(5), p
448-450, May 1982.

let us know what new labs you end up developing. Wolfgang

>I am looking for some new labs for one of our introductory courses.
>It is the course taken primarily by chemistry, biology and pre-med
>The labs now cover these areas:
> 1. Mechanics (9 labs)
> 2. Wave Motion (1 lab)
> 2. Geometrical Optics (3 labs)
> 3. Physical Optics (1 lab)
> 4. Electricity (6 labs)
>One of the geometrical optics labs is a human vision lab.
>I am interested in labs in the following areas, which I have listed (more
>or less) in order of decreasing generality.
> 1. Labs that are especially useful and interesting to chemistry, biology
>and pre-med students
> 2. Labs involving fluid flow and pressure
> 3. Labs involving measurement of physiological parameters, e.g. blood
>pressure or EKG
> 4. Labs involving specialized instrumentation. e.g. pH electrodes
> I look forward to hearing any suggestions that you all have.
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