Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 07:51:56 -0400

Author: Clarence Bennett

Subject: Rooms at Madison

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Is anyone planning on the Dorm? I see the deadline has passed, so
if someone reserved a single maybe it could be changed to double?
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From stjohn@buphy.bu.edu Wed Jul 9 09:47:49 2003
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The deadline that passed, it turns out, is only for online registration.
We called, and the dorm administration folks faxed us the form, and then
we faxed it back.

They're so polite out there!
-from grumpy New England
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On 2003-07-09.07:51 owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu sent:

Is anyone planning on the Dorm? I see the deadline has passed, so
if someone reserved a single maybe it could be changed to double?
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From anthony_lapinski@pds.org Wed Jul 9 15:53:38 2003
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I've been revising/preparing material for my conceptual physics course,
and learning some new ideas along the way. Can anyone offer explanations
to these questions?

1. How does quicksand form? How can you escape from it? Can you drown in
it as is often portrayed in movies?

2. What are non-Newtonian liquids? What are some examples? How are they
manufactured?

3. On page 207 of "The World Of Physics" by John Jewett, he explains how
orbiting astronauts determine their mass. They sit in an oscillating
machine and simply measure the period, which depends on the mass. Is
anyone familiar with this apparatus and how it works in a "zero g"
environment?

From rwharris@cath-mem.org Wed Jul 9 16:11:41 2003
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----- Original Message -----
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> I've been revising/preparing material for my conceptual physics course,
> and learning some new ideas along the way. Can anyone offer explanations
> to these questions?
>
> 1. How does quicksand form? How can you escape from it? Can you drown in
> it as is often portrayed in movies?

Check this out:
http://nvnv.essortment.com/quicksand_rkvv.htm

Br. Robert W. Harris
Catholic Memorial School
www.cmphysics.org
www.catholicmemorial.org

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The period of a pendulum does, indeed depend upon g. However the period of
an oscillating spring depends upon the mass and the spring constant, no 'g'
there.


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 3:55 PM
Subject: 3 random questions


> I've been revising/preparing material for my conceptual physics course,
> and learning some new ideas along the way. Can anyone offer explanations
> to these questions?
>
> 1. How does quicksand form? How can you escape from it? Can you drown in
> it as is often portrayed in movies?
>
> 2. What are non-Newtonian liquids? What are some examples? How are they
> manufactured?
>
> 3. On page 207 of "The World Of Physics" by John Jewett, he explains how
> orbiting astronauts determine their mass. They sit in an oscillating
> machine and simply measure the period, which depends on the mass. Is
> anyone familiar with this apparatus and how it works in a "zero g"
> environment?
>
>

From cablem@wfu.edu Wed Jul 9 16:36:22 2003
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Anthony,

I know about #3...the apparatus is a big inertia balance. The period of
the balance's oscillation is only dependent on the mass of the object,
not its weight....thus, it works whether you have weight or not. You
create a calibration curve by useing known masses and measuring the
osciallations. Then, you can use the curve to determine an unknown mass
by measuring its period when in the balance. We do a lab with this
device. I can send it to you if you like, but its a computer lab...I
have two versions, one for Sciwrkshop and one for Datastudio. Of course,
its fairly easy to do with a stopwatch too...just not as accurate.

Chele



Anthony Lapinski wrote:

>I've been revising/preparing material for my conceptual physics course,
>and learning some new ideas along the way. Can anyone offer explanations
>to these questions?
>
>1. How does quicksand form? How can you escape from it? Can you drown in
>it as is often portrayed in movies?
>
>2. What are non-Newtonian liquids? What are some examples? How are they
>manufactured?
>
>3. On page 207 of "The World Of Physics" by John Jewett, he explains how
>orbiting astronauts determine their mass. They sit in an oscillating
>machine and simply measure the period, which depends on the mass. Is
>anyone familiar with this apparatus and how it works in a "zero g"
>environment?
>
>
>
>
>

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If I'm not mistaken, a non-newtonian liquid is something that is
actually somewhere between a liquid and a solid....like glass or perhaps
Jello. The official definition I found was:
a *non-Newtonian* fluid is one whose viscosity changes with the applied
shear force.

Maybe this site would help?
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Newtonian_fluid

Chele

Robert W. Harris wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Anthony Lapinski"
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>Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 3:55 PM
>Subject: 3 random questions
>
>
>
>
>>I've been revising/preparing material for my conceptual physics course,
>>and learning some new ideas along the way. Can anyone offer explanations
>>to these questions?
>>
>>1. How does quicksand form? How can you escape from it? Can you drown in
>>it as is often portrayed in movies?
>>
>>
>
>Check this out:
>http://nvnv.essortment.com/quicksand_rkvv.htm
>
>Br. Robert W. Harris
>Catholic Memorial School
>www.cmphysics.org
>www.catholicmemorial.org
>
>
>
>
>

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From jdmura@cavern.nmsu.edu Wed Jul 9 16:49:47 2003
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Obviously the astronauts do not swing from a rope! The mode of oscillation
must be in a torinal mode. For example the movement of a mechanical watch
depends on oscillations around a pivot and is independent of gravity. Only
the spring constant and the mass determine the period of oscillation.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 1:55 PM
To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
Subject: 3 random questions


I've been revising/preparing material for my conceptual physics course,
and learning some new ideas along the way. Can anyone offer explanations
to these questions?

1. How does quicksand form? How can you escape from it? Can you drown in
it as is often portrayed in movies?

2. What are non-Newtonian liquids? What are some examples? How are they
manufactured?

3. On page 207 of "The World Of Physics" by John Jewett, he explains how
orbiting astronauts determine their mass. They sit in an oscillating
machine and simply measure the period, which depends on the mass. Is
anyone familiar with this apparatus and how it works in a "zero g"
environment?
From mjusinski@yahoo.com Wed Jul 9 17:06:24 2003
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Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 14:06:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Matt Jusinski
Subject: HS job opening
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There is an opening at my high school for a physics
teacher this September. Because of an imminent
promotion, we will need a full-time high school
physics teacher. The courses range from conceptual
physics to AP level C. We are looking for AP
experience, and more broadly, a committed interest to
quality science education.

My school, Morris Knolls HS, is part of the Morris
Hills Regional District in Rockaway, NJ. We are in
the northern New Jersey suburbs in central Morris
County, about an hour's drive from NYC. Our salary
guide is very competitive, even by North Jersey
standards. This September the bottom-most step is over
$44,000, and the guide advances in a typical manner.
Previous experience and advanced degrees could garner
advanced standing on the salary guide. A New Jersey
Teaching Certificate in Physical Science is required.
Folks with equivalent out-of-state credentials should
be OK to get the NJ certificate, but I'm no expert on
how such transfers work.

I will gladly answer questions. Do not post to the
list, but please email me directly and I will quickly
respond.


Matt Jusinski, Morris Knolls HS, Rockaway, NJ
mjusinski@yahoo.com




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