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  Session: Post-deadline Abstract (posters)
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Maxwell?s Equations in a Plastic Cup
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 1:45PM
  Author: Gregory W. Putman, Kent State University
(330)672-8734, gputman1@kent.edu
  Co-Author(s): Elizabeth K. Mann
  Abstract: Physics in Entertainment and The Arts Lab is a science core course that serves approximately 500 non-science students per year. This course is designed to explore the physics of everyday objects with a few basics ideas and minimal technical equipment. We focus on waves of sound and light and how they shape music and the visual arts. One of the most appreciated labs involves making a speaker out of a coil of wire, a plastic cup, and a magnet (after using the coil and magnet to explore the relationship between electricity, magnetism and motion.) This activity fascinates students at all levels, including faculty. To paraphrase one student "Heavy Metal out of a plastic cup is (amazing)!"
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: PutmanMaxwell’s Equations in a Plastic Cup Final Poster 2 .pdf

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