Date: Tue Nov 17 11:23:46 2009

Author: Richard Berg

Subject: Re: Einstein's Birthday Present ?

Post:

Paul,

Does it look anything like this?

http://www.physics.umd.edu/lecdem/services/demos/demosc4/c4-52.htm

According to my information, Einstein was given something similar to this
by Eric Rogers, a physics professor at Princeton. According to the
story, he liked it so much that he took it around with him and used it
whenever he lectured.

Dick

On Tue, 17 Nov 2009, Paul Nord wrote:

> Cleaning out the supply cabinet I came across an old AAPT demonstration publication book behind a can of duplicator fluid.
>
> There's a sketch of an apparatus titled, "Einstein's Birthday Present."
>
> Has anyone heard of this thing?
>
> Paul
>

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