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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Falsification Labs Workshop
  Location: Science Building 2- 113
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $38.00
Nonmember: $63.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Laboratories
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Apparatus
  Leader(s): John Welch,
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description Verification labs are a staple in many physics courses, but what about falsification? It is important for students to be able to recognize and test wrong ideas as well as right ones. In this workshop, we will present a number of laboratory exercises based on plausible-but-wrong theories which can be tested in a typical lab period. All of the exercises can be performed with minimal equipment, and are appropriate for high-school or introductory college physics labs. Participants will have an opportunity to try the experiments, experience some of the pitfalls involved, and develop similar experiments of their own.
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