Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:15:00 +1300

Author: Alistair Lightfoot

Subject: RE: Slinky lab/activity



If you can get your hands on a P.S.S.C. textbook and/or lab guide from
the 1960's, you will find a much more comprehensive set of ideas for
what slinkys will demonstrate. We used P.S.S.C. here in NZ for about 15
years and I grew to really appreciate the course and the content.
Initially the lab equipment was a bit basic but other suppliers came
along with rather less "agricultural" apparatus as time went on. The
slinky will illustrate a whole range of things right up to interference
and diffraction given the right circumstances.


Alistair Lightfoot
Teaching Support Technician
Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8020
New Zealand
Telephone 0064 3 364 2987 ext 7611

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of cablem
Sent: Saturday, 12 February 2005 4:45 a.m.
To: Tap-l
Subject: Slinky lab/activity

Check this out! A great and fun energy lab with slinkies.


Machele Cable
Lab Manager
Physics Dept.
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Phone: 336-758-5532
Fax: 336-758-6142

"Foxtrot", 7/1/2004:
"3...2...1...Lift off!"
"I think the payload was too top heavy."
"Maybe we shouldn't try launching Barbies."

From Sun Feb 13 15:24:16 2005