Volume 55 Issue 8, November 2017
The Physics TeacherThis month's cover features a magnetohydrodynamically propelled watercraft developed by physicist Anjalee Rutah (shown) and her collaborators at Towson University: James Overduin, Viktor Polyak, Thomas Sebastian, Jim Selway, and Daniel Zile. See their article "The Hunt for Red October II..." for details regarding the operation of this "caterpillar drive" vehicle.
Letters to the Editor
Sharing the September Issue by Alma Robinson. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008333
AAPT Member Spotlight
Tony Musumba. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008335
ColumnsAnd the Survey Says..., In My Opinion, Figuring Physics, iPhysicsLabs, Little Gems, Technology in the Classroom, Astronotes, Physics Challenge for Teachers and Students, Fermi Questions, Talkin' Physics, Visual Physics, and Websights.
Perspectives on the Indigenous Worldviews in Informal Science Education Conference by Aparna Venkatesan, and Adam Burgasser. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008336
The Hunt for Red October II: A magnetohydrodynamic boat demonstration for introductory physics by James Overduin, Viktor Polyak, Anjalee Rutah, Thomas Sebastian, Jim Selway, Daniel Zile. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008337
Elastic and Inelastic Collisions of a Ball with a Wood Block by Rod Cross. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008338
Simple Pencil-and-Paper Notation for Representing Electrical Charge States by Robert A. Morse. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008339
An Alternative Proposal for the Graphical Representation of Anticolor Charge by Gerfried J. Wiener, Sascha M. Schmeling, and Martin Hopf. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008340
A New Take on Exploding Carts by Darren Broder, James Burleigh, Matthew Christian, Shawn Mowry, and George E. Hassel. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008341
Analyzing Impulse Using iPhone and Tracker by Shahrul Kadri Ayop. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008342
An Experimental Introduction to Acoustics by Andy Nicholas Black, and Robert H. Magruder. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008344
Helping Students Draw Correct Free-Body Diagrams by Albert Lee. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008345
Let’s Catch a (Heat) Wave by Rhett Herman, Abigail Ballowe, and Joe Ashley. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008346
Scientific Skills and Processes in Curriculum Resources by Joe Kremer. DOI: 10.1119/1.5008347
DNA Science Lesson & Digi-Kit
Inspired by an article from The Physics Teacher, this multidisciplinary lesson and digital resource collection is based on How Rosalind Franklin Discovered the Helical Structure of DNA: Experiments in Diffraction (Braun, Tierney, & Schmitzer, 2011). Click the image to access this resource.