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A simple calibrations lab.
  Location: HC 3040
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.3
  Time: 1:00 PM -1:10 PM
  Author: Dan Beeker, Indiana University
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  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: A simple laboratory exercise to determine the accuracy of a meter stick and ultrasonic motion detector using homemade calibration bars is described. This lab exercise makes an ideal first lab as it is simple to do yet provides a reliable value for the accuracy of measuring devices commonly used in the first year physics labs.
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