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  • 4000 pages of supporting documents include written explanations, illustrations, equipment lists and correlations to textbooks and state standards
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  • Includes 105 chemistry-related demonstrations
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The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations helps students grasp the laws of physics by illustrating complex concepts of physics with real-world demonstrations.  Developed by educators for educators and supported by the National Science Foundation, this series of 600 video demonstrations was curated by a panel of physicists, professors and teachers to enhance student learning

The approach is largely conceptual, clearly illustrating how each experiment demonstrates a specific physics law or concept.  Averaging approximately one minute in length, each demonstration is narrated by descriptive text at the high school or introductory college physics level.  Supporting text documents include technical and mathematical details, and references for additional discussion.

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Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday, Resnick and Walker

Mechanics: Motion, Force, and Energy

Chapter 1: Measurement

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Measuring Things
Section 3: The International System of Units
  • Demo 01-01 – Basic Units
Section 4: Changing Units
Section 5: Length
Section 6: Time
Section 7: Mass

Chapter 2: Motion Along a Straight Line

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Motion
  • Demo 02-01 – Constant Velocity
Section 3: Position and Displacement
  • Demo 02-02 Bulldozer on Moving Sheet
Section 4: Average Velocity and Average Speed
Section 5: Instantaneous Velocity and Speed
Section 6: Acceleration
Section 7: Constant Acceleration: A Special Case
  • Demo 02-03 – Rolling Ball Incline
  • Demo 02-04 – Constant Acceleration
Section 8: Another Look at Constant Acceleration
Section 9: Free-Fall Acceleration
  • Demo 02-05 – String and Weights Drop
  • Demo 02-06 – Reaction Time Falling Meter Stick
  • Demo 02-07 – Guinea and Feather
Section 10: Graphical Integration in Motion Analysis

Chapter 3: Vectors

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Vectors and Scalars
Section 3: Adding Vectors Geometrically
  • Demo 01-02 – Vector Addition (Parallelogram)
  • Demo 01-03 – Vector Addition (Head to Tail)
Section 4: Components of Vectors
  • Demo 01-04 – Vector Components
  • Demo 01-07 – 3-D Vector Components
Section 5: Unit Vectors
Section 6: Adding Vectors by Components
Section 7: Vectors and the Laws of Physics
  • Demo 04-07 – Velocity Vector Addition
Section 8: Multiplying Vectors
  • Demo 01-05 – Vector Dot Product
  • Demo 01-06 – Vector Cross Product

Chapter 4: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Position and Displacement
Section 3: Average Velocity and Instantaneous Acceleration
Section 4: Average Acceleration and Instantaneous Acceleration
Section 5: Projectile Motion
  • Demo 04-01 – Shooter/Dropper
  • Demo 04-02 – Monkey Gun
  • Demo 04-03 – Vertical Gun on Car
  • Demo 04-04 – Vertical Gun on Accelerated Car
  • Demo 04-05 – Air Table Parabolas
  • Demo 04-06 – Range Gun
Section 6: Projectile Motion Analyzed
  • Demo 04-01 Shooter/Dropper
  • Demo 04-02 Monkey Gun
  • Demo 04-03 Vertical Gun on Car
  • Demo 04-04 Vertical Gun on Accelerated Car
  • Demo 04-05 Air Table Parabolas
  • Demo 04-06 Range Gun
Section 7: Uniform Circular Motion
  • Demo 12-01 Radian Disc
Section 8: Relative Motion in One Dimension
  • Demo 02-02 Bulldozer on Moving Sheet
Section 9 Relative Motion in Two Dimensions
  • Demo 04-08 Bulldozer on Moving Sheet (2D)

Chapter 5: Force and Motion – I

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Newtonian Mechanics
Section 3: Newton’s First Law
  • Demo 05-01 – Shifted Air T rack Inertia
  • Demo 05-04 – Tablecloth Jerk
  • Demo 05-05 – Eggs and Pizza Pan
  • Demo 05-06 – Pencil and Plywood
Section 4: Force
  • Demo 03-03 – Acceleration with Spring
Section 5: Mass
  • Demo 05-02 – Inertia Ball
  • Demo 05-03 – Foam Rock
Section 6: Newton’s Second Law
  • Demo 03-01 – String and Weight Acceleration
  • Demo 03-02 – Atwood’s Machine
  • Demo 03-03 – Acceleration with Spring
Section 7: Some Particular Forces
  • Demo 03-04 – Dropped Slinky
  • Demo 03-05 – Candle in Dropped Jar
  • Demo 04-09 – Sliding Weights with Triangle
  • Demo 04-10 – Sailing Upwind
  • Demo 04-11 – Local Vertical with Acceleration
Section 8: Newton’s Third Law
  • Demo 06-01 – Reaction Gliders
  • Demo 06-02 – Reaction Gliders Momentum Conservation
  • Demo 06-03 – Car on Rolling Board
  • Demo 06-04 – Fan Car with Sail
  • Demo 06-05 – CO2 Rocket
  • Demo 06-06 – Water Rocket
  • Demo 06-07 – Fire Extinguisher Wagon
  • Demo 06-08 – Helicopter Rotor
  • Demo 06-09 – See-Saw Reaction Carts
Section 9: Applying Newton’s Laws

Chapter 6: Force and Motion – II

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Friction
  • Demo 07-01 – Air Track Friction
Section 3: Properties of Friction
  • Demo 07-02 – Static vs. Sliding Friction
  • Demo 07-03 – Area Dependence of Friction
  • Demo 07-04 – Weight Dependence of Friction
  • Demo 07-05 – Surface Dependence of Friction
  • Demo 07-06 – Stability of Rolling Car
Section 4: The Drag Force and Terminal Speed
  • Demo 31-01 – Air Friction
  • Demo 31-02 – Viscous Drag
  • Demo 31-03 – Ball Drop
  • Demo 31-04 – Gas Viscosity Change with Temperature
  • Demo 31-05 – Viscosity of Alcohol at Low Temperatures
  • Demo 31-06 – Oil Viscosity
Section 5: Uniform Circular Motion
  • Demo 12-01 – Radian Disc
  • Demo 12-02 – Cycloid Generator
  • Demo 12-03 – Circle with Gap
  • Demo 12-04 – Rotating Disc with Erasers
  • Demo 12-05 – Spinning Disc with Water
  • Demo 12-06 – Ball on Cord
  • Demo 12-07 – Coin on a Coat Hanger
  • Demo 12-08 – Plane on String
  • Demo 12-09 – Roundup
  • Demo 12-10 – Whirling Bucket of Water
  • Demo 12-11 – Centrifuge Hoops
  • Demo 12-12 – Water and Mercury Centrifuge
  • Demo 12-13 – Spinning Chain
  • Demo 12-14 – Rotating Rubber Wheel
  • Demo 12-15 – Centrifugal Governor
  • Demo 29-16 – Accelerometers
  • Demo 29-17 – Paraboloid of Revolution
  • Demo 29-18 – Rotating Water Troughs

Chapter 7: Kinetic Energy and Work

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: What is Energy?
Section 3: Kinetic Energy
Section 4: Work
  • Demo 03-03 – Acceleration with Spring
Section 5: Work and Kinetic Energy
Section 6: Work Done by the Gravitational Force
  • Demo 08-01 – Pile Driver
  • Demo 08-11 – Generator Driven by Falling Weight
Section 7: Work Done by a Spring Force
  • Demo 03-03 – Acceleration with Spring
  • Demo 08-02 – Spring Pong Gun
  • Demo 08-03 – Spring Jumper
  • Demo 08-04 – X-Squared Spring Energy Dependence
Section 8: Work Done by a General Variable Force
  • Demo 08-10 – Hand Cranked Generator
Section 9: Power
  • Demo 08-12 – Prony Brake

Chapter 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Work and Potential Energy
  • Demo 08-02 – Spring Pong Gun
  • Demo 08-03 – Spring Jumper
Section 3: Path Independence of Conservative Forces
Section 4: Determining Potential Energy Values
  • Demo 08-04 – X-Squared Spring Energy Dependence
Section 5: Conservation of Mechanical Energy
  • Demo 08-05 – High Bounce Paradox
  • Demo 08-06 – Energy Well Track
  • Demo 08-07 – Galileo’s Pendulum
  • Demo 08-08 – Bowling Ball Pendulum
  • Demo 08-09 – Triple Track
Section 6: Reading a Potential Energy Curve
Section 7: Work Done on a System by an External Force
  • Demo 03-03 – Acceleration with Spring
Section 8: Conservation of Energy

Chapter 9: Center of Mass and Linear Momentum

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: The Center of Mass
  • Demo 09-02 – Irregular Object Center of Mass
  • Demo 09-09 – Air Table Center of Mass
Section 3: Newton’s Second Law for a System of Particles
Section 4: Linear Momentum
Section 5: The Linear Momentum of a System of Particles
Section 6: Collision and Impulse
  • Demo 11-09 – Egg in Sheet
  • Demo 11-10 – Pile Driver with Foam Rubber
Section 7: Conservation of Linear Momentum
Section 8: Momentum and Kinetic Energy in Collisions
  • Demo 11-01 – Colliding Balls
  • Demo 11-02 – Equal and Unequal Mass Collisions
  • Demo 11-11 – Ballistic Pendulum
Section 9: Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension
  • Demo 11-03 – Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
Section 10: Elastic Collisions in One Dimension
  • Demo 11-04 – Coefficient of Restitution
  • Demo 11-05 – High Bounce
Section 11: Collisions in Two Dimensions
  • Demo 11-06 – Air Table Collisions (Equal Mass)
  • Demo 11-07 – Air Table Collisions (Unequal Mass)
  • Demo 11-08 – Air Table Collisions (Inelastic)
Section 12: Systems with Varying Mass: A Rocket
  • Demo 06-05 – CO2 Rocket
  • Demo 06-06 – Water Rocket
  • Demo 06-07 – Fire Extinguisher Wagon

Chapter 10: Rotation

Section 1: What is Physics? 10-2 The Rotational Variables
  • Demo 12-01 – Radian Disc
Section 3: Are Angular Quantities Vectors?
Section 4: Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration
  • Demo 13-01 – Angular Acceleration Machine
  • Demo 13-02 – Bike Wheel Angular Acceleration
  • Demo 13-03 – Air Rotator With Deflectors
Section 5: Relating the Linear and Angular Variables
Section 6: Kinetic Energy of Rotation
  • Demo 13-05 – Spool on Incline
Section 7: Calculating the Rotational Inertia
Section 8: Torque
Section 9: Newton’s Second Law for Rotation
  • Demo 13-01 – Angular Acceleration Machine
Section 0: Work and Rotational Kinetic Energy
  • Demo 13-08 – Maxwell’s Yoyo

Chapter 11: Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Rolling as Translation and Rotation Combined
  • Demo 12-02 – Cycloid Generator
Section 3: The Kinetic Energy of Rolling
Section 4: The Forces of Rolling
  • Demo 13-04 – Rolling Bodies on Incline
  • Demo 13-05 – Spool on Incline
  • Demo 13-06 – Bike Wheel on Incline
  • Demo 13-07 – Spool with Wrapped Ribbon
Section 5: The Yo-Yo
  • Demo 13-08 – Maxwell’s Yo-Yo
Section 6: Torque Revisited
Section 7: Angular Momentum
Section 8: Newton’s Second Law in Angular Form
Section 9: The Angular Momentum of a System of Particles
Section 10: The Angular Momentum of a Rigid Body Rotating About a Fixed Axis
  • Demo 14-07 – Gyroscopic Stability
Section 11: Conservation of Angular Momentum
  • Demo 14-01 – Marbles and Funnel
  • Demo 14-02 – Train on a Circular Track
  • Demo 14-03 – Tail Wags Dog
  • Demo 14-04 – Rotating Stool with Weights
  • Demo 14-05 – Rotating Stool and Long Bar
  • Demo 14-06 – Rotating Stool and Bicycle Wheel
  • Demo 14-08 – Wheel and Brake
  • Demo 14-09 – Satellite Derotator
Section 12: Precession of a Gyroscope
  • Demo 15-01 – Bike Wheel Precession
  • Demo 15-02 – Gyroscope with Adjustable Weights
  • Demo 15-03 – Bike Wheel on Gimbals
  • Demo 15-04 – Double Bike Wheel
  • Demo 15-05 – Motorized Gyroscope

Gravitation, Waves, and Thermodynamics

Chapter 12: Equilibrium and Elasticity

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Equilibrium
  • Demo 09-01 Stability
  • Demo 10-02 Clothesline
Section 3: The Requirements of Equilibrium
  • Demo 10-01 Force Board
  • Demo 10-03 Load on Removable Incline
Section 4: The Center of Gravity
  • Demo 09-03 Center of Mass Disc
Section 5: Some Examples of Static Equilibrium
  • Demo 09-04 Chair on Pedestal
  • Demo 09-05 Clown on Rope
  • Demo 09-06 Double Cone on Incline
  • Demo 09-07 Loaded Disc
  • Demo 09-08 Toppling Cylinders
  • Demo 10-08 Horizontal Boom
  • Demo 10-11 Hinge Board
  • Demo 10-14 Balancing Meter Stick
Section 6: Indeterminate Structures
  • Demo 10-04 Pulley Advantage
  • Demo 10-05 Pulley and Scales
  • Demo 10-06 Simple Machines
  • Demo 10-07 Levers
  • Demo 10-09 Arm Model
  • Demo 10-10 Torque Bar
  • Demo 10-12 Torque Wrench
  • Demo 10-13 Torque Wheel
  • Demo 10-15 Meter Stick on Fingers
  • Demo 10-16 Bridge and Truck
  • Demo 10-17 Roberval Balance
  • Demo 10-18 Ladder Forces
  • Demo 10-19 Broom Stand
  • Demo 10-20 Bed of Nails
  • Demo 10-21 Egg Crusher
Section 7: Elasticity
  • Demo 10-21 Egg Crusher
  • Demo 18-01 Hooke’s Law
  • Demo 18-02 Spring in Series and Parallel
  • Demo 18-03 Torsion Rod
  • Demo 18-04 Elastic Limits
  • Demo 18-05 Young’s Modulus
  • Demo 18-06 Bending Beams
  • Demo 18-07 2:1 Scaling
  • Demo 18-08 Bologna Bottle
  • Demo 18-09 Elasticity at Low Temperatures

Chapter 13: Gravitation

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Newton’s Law of Gravitation
  • Demo 17-03 Cavendish Balance
Section 3: Gravitation and the Principle of Superposition
Section 4: Gravitation Near Earth’s Surface
Section 5: Gravitation Inside Earth
Section 6: Gravitational Potential Energy
Section 7: Planets and Satellites: Kepler’s Laws
Section 8: Satellites: Orbits and Energy
  • Demo 17-01 Sections of a Cone
  • Demo 17-02 Ellipse Drawing Board
Section 9: Einstein and Gravitation

Chapter 14: Fluids

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: What is a Fluid?
Section 3: Density and Pressure
  • Demo 26-03 Magdeburg Hemispheres
  • Demo 26-04 Adhesion Plates
  • Demo 26-05 Crush Can
  • Demo 26-06 Vacuum Bazooka
  • Demo 26-07 Barrel Crush
  • Demo 26-08 Air Pressure Lift
  • Demo 26-09 Inertia Shingles
  • Demo 26-10 Rubber Sheet Lifting Chair
Section 4: Fluids at Rest
  • Demo 27-01 Same Level Tubes
  • Demo 27-02 Pressure vs. Depth
  • Demo 27-03 Pressure vs. Depth in Water and Alcohol
  • Demo 27-04 Pressure Independent of Direction
  • Demo 27-05 Water/Air Compression
  • Demo 27-06 Water and Mercury U-tube
Section 5: Measuring Pressure
  • Demo 26-01 Mercury Barometer in Vacuum
  • Demo 26-02 Aneroid Barometer in Vacuum
Section 6: Pascal’s Principle
  • Demo 27-07 Hydraulic Press
  • Demo 27-08 Hydrostatic Paradox
  • Demo 29-15 Toricelli’s Tank
Section 7: Archimedes’ Principle
  • Demo 28-01 Hydrometer
  • Demo 28-02 Weight of Air
  • Demo 28-03 Buoyant Force
  • Demo 28-04 Archimedes’ Principle
  • Demo 28-05 Board and Weights Float
  • Demo 28-06 Different Density Wood
  • Demo 28-07 Density Ball
  • Demo 28-08 Density Balls in Beans
  • Demo 28-09 Battleship in Bathtub
  • Demo 28-10 Buoyancy in Various Liquids
  • Demo 28-11 Floating Square Bar
  • Demo 28-12 Helium Balloon in Glass Jar
  • Demo 28-13 Helium Balloon in Liquid Nitrogen
  • Demo 28-14 Cartesian Diver
Section 8: Ideal Fluids in Motion
  • Demo 29-01 Pitot Tube
  • Demo 29-02 Flettner Rotor
  • Demo 29-03 Curve Balls
  • Demo 29-04 Floating Ball in Air Jet
  • Demo 29-05 Suspended Plate in Air Jet
  • Demo 29-06 Suspended Parallel Cards
  • Demo 29-07 Vortex Cannon
  • Demo 29-08 Un-mixing
  • Demo 29-09 Tornado Tube
  • Demo 29-10 Siphon
Section 9: The Equation of Continuity
Section 10: Bernoulli’s Equation
  • Demo 29-11 Syringe Water Velocity
  • Demo 29-12 Uniform Pressure Drop
  • Demo 29-13 Bernoulli’s Principle

Additional Fluid Demos:


Chapter 30: Surface Tension

  • Demo 30-01 Surface Tension Disc
  • Demo 30-02 Floating Metal Sheet
  • Demo 30-03 Soap Film Pull-up
  • Demo 30-04 Soap Film Shapes
  • Demo 30-05 Two Soap Bubbles
  • Demo 30-06 Minimum Energy Thread
  • Demo 30-07 Capillary Action
  • Demo 30-08 Capillary Tubes

Chapter 15: Oscillations

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Demo 19-01 Tuning Fork with Light
  • Demo 19-02 Mass on Spring
  • Demo 19-03 Air Track Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Demo 19-14 Periodic Non-Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Demo 19-15 Inertia Balance
  • Demo 19-16 Pendulum Waves
  • Demo 19-17 Lissajous Figures
Section 3: The Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion
Section 4: Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
Section 5: An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator
  • Demo 19-04 Torsion Pendulum
Section 6: Pendulums
  • Demo 19-05 Different Mass Pendula
  • Demo 19-06 4:1 Pendula
  • Demo 19-07 Hoops and Arcs
  • Demo 19-08 Pendulum with Large Amplitude
  • Demo 19-09 Physical Pendulum
  • Demo 19-10 Variable Angle Pendulum
Section 7: Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
  • Demo 19-11 Circular Motion vs. Spring and Weight
  • Demo 19-12 Circular Motion vs. Pendulum
  • Demo 19-13 Phase Shift
Section 8: Damped Simple Harmonic Motion
Section 9: Forced Oscillations and Resonance
  • Demo 20-01 Bowling Ball Pendulum Resonance
  • Demo 20-02 Resonant Driven Pendula
  • Demo 20-03 Driven Spring and Weight
  • Demo 20-04 Pump Pendulum
  • Demo 20-05 Reed Tachometer
  • Demo 20-06 Glass Breaking with Sound
  • Demo 20-07 Coupled Pendula
  • Demo 20-08 Wilberforce Pendulum

Chapter 16: Waves – I

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Types of Waves
  • Demo 21-02 Pulse on Moving Chain
  • Demo 21-04 Torsional Waves
Section 3: Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
  • Demo 21-01 Wave on Rope
  • Demo 21-06 Longitudinal Wave Model
  • Demo 21-07 Longitudinal Slinky Waves
Section 4: Wavelength and Frequency
Section 5: The Speed of a Traveling Wave
Section 6: Wave Speed on a Stretched String
  • Demo 21-03 Tension Dependence of Wave Speed
  • Demo 21-05 Wave Speed
Section 7: Energy and Power of a Wave Traveling Along a String
Section 8: The Wave Equation
Section 9: The Principle of Superposition for Waves
  • Demo 21-08 Wave Superposition
  • Demo 21-09 Reflection of Waves
  • Demo 21-10 Spring Wave Reflection
Section 10: Interference for Waves
  • Demo 21-11 Wave Coupling
  • Demo 21-12 Refraction of Water Waves
  • Demo 21-13 Single Slit Diffraction of Water Waves
  • Demo 21-14 Double Slit Interference of Water Waves
  • Demo 21-15 Moire Pattern
Section 11: Phasors
Section 12: Standing Waves
  • Demo 22-01 Longitudinal Standing Waves
  • Demo 22-02 Slinky Standing Waves
  • Demo 22-03 Standing Waves
  • Demo 22-04 Three Tensions Standing Waves
Section 13: Standing Waves and Resonance
  • Demo 22-05 Rubber Tube Standing Waves
  • Demo 22-06 Drumhead
  • Demo 22-07 Chladni Plates

Chapter 17: Waves – II

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Sound Waves
  • Demo 24-01 Siren in Vacuum
  • Demo 24-02 Siren Disc
  • Demo 24-03 Gear and Card
  • Demo 24-04 Cutaway Speaker
Section 3: The Speed of Sound
  • Demo 24-05 Sound Velocity at Different Temperatures
  • Demo 24-06 Sound in Helium
Section 4: Traveling Sound Waves
Section 5: Interference
  • Demo 24-12 Two Speaker Interference
Section 6: Intensity and Sound Level
  • Demo 20-06 Glass Breaking with Sound
  • Demo 24-09 Acoustic Coupling
Section 7: Sources of Musical Sound
  • Demo 23-01 Guitar and Scope
  • Demo 23-02 Sonometer
  • Demo 23-03 Tuning Forks
  • Demo 23-04 Adjustable Tuning Fork
  • Demo 23-05 Rectangular Bar Oscillations
  • Demo 23-06 High Frequency Metal Bars
  • Demo 23-07 Xylophone Bars
  • Demo 23-08 Singing Rods
  • Demo 24-07 Fourier Synthesizer
  • Demo 24-08 Vocal Formants
  • Demo 25-01 Resonance Tube with Piston
  • Demo 25-02 Resonance Tubes (Three Lengths)
  • Demo 25-03 Kundt’s Tube
  • Demo 25-04 Resonance Tube
  • Demo 25-05 Open and Closed End Pipes
  • Demo 25-06 Slide Whistle
  • Demo 25-07 Singing Pipes
  • Demo 25-08 Tuning Forks on Resonant Boxes
  • Demo 25-09 Helmholtz Resonators
Section 8: Beats
  • Demo 24-10 Tuning Fork Beats
  • Demo 24-11 Beats with Speaker and Oscilloscope
Section 9: The Doppler Effect
  • Demo 24-13 Doppler Effect
Section 10: Supersonic Speeds, Shock Waves

Chapter 18: Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Temperature
Section 3: The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Section 4: Measuring Temperature
  • Demo 35-05 Freezing by Boiling
  • Demo 36-02 Pressure vs. Temperature
  • Demo 38-01 Thermistor
  • Demo 38-04 Thermocouple
Section 5: The Celsius and Fahrenheit Scales
Section 6: Thermal Expansion
  • Demo 32-01 Thermal Expansion of Wire
  • Demo 32-02 Bimetallic Strip
  • Demo 32-03 Thermostat Model
  • Demo 32-04 Pin Breaker
  • Demo 32-05 Thermal Expansion
  • Demo 32-06 Thermal Expansion of Air
  • Demo 32-07 Thermal Expansion of Water
  • Demo 32-08 Negative Expansion Coefficient of Water
Section 7: Temperature and Heat
  • Demo 32-11 Specific Heat
  • Demo 32-12 Specific Heat with Rods and Wax
  • Demo 32-13 Boiling Water in a Paper Cup
  • Demo 32-14 Water Balloon Heat Capacity
Section 8: The Absorption of Heat by Solids and Liquids
  • Demo 35-01 Liquid Nitrogen in Balloon
  • Demo 35-02 Boil Water Under Reduced Pressure
  • Demo 35-03 CO2 Critical Point
  • Demo 35-04 Drinking Bird
  • Demo 35-06 Cryophorus
  • Demo 35-07 Ice Bomb
  • Demo 35-08 Regelation
  • Demo 35-09 Helium and CO2 Balloons in Liquid Nitrogen
  • Demo 35-10 Sublimation of CO2
  • Demo 35-11 Slime Ball
Section 9: A Close Look at Heat and Work
  • Demo 34-01 Drill and Dowel
  • Demo 34-02 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
  • Demo 34-03 CO2 Expansion Cooling
  • Demo 34-05 Fire Syringe
  • Demo 34-06 Stirling Engine
  • Demo 34-07 Hero’s Engine
  • Demo 34-08 Cork Popper
Section 10: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Section 11: Some Special Cases of the First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Demo 34-04 Adiabatic Expansion
  • Demo 34-06 Stirling Engine
Section 12: Heat Transfer Mechanisms
  • Demo 33-01 Thermal Conductivity
  • Demo 33-02 Leidenfrost Phenomenon
  • Demo 33-03 Radiometer
  • Demo 33-04 Two Can Radiation
  • Demo 33-05 Radiation Cube
  • Demo 33-06 Insulation (Dewar Flask)
  • Demo 33-07 Convection Currents
  • Demo 63-01 Infrared in Spectrum
  • Demo 66-01 Radiation Spectrum of a Hot Object
  • Demo 66-08 Bichsel Boxes

Chapter 19: The Kinetic Theory of Gases

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Avogadro’s Number
Section 3: Ideal Gases
  • Demo 36-01 Pressure vs. Volume
  • Demo 36-02 Pressure vs. Temperature
  • Demo 36-04 Pressure vs. Volume Simulation
Section 4: Pressure, Temperature, and RMS Speed
  • Demo 36-02 Pressure vs. Temperature
  • Demo 36-03 Temperature Increase Simulation
Section 5: Translational Kinetic Energy
  • Demo 36-03 Temperature Increase Simulation
  • Demo 36-06 Mercury Kinetic Theory
  • Demo 36-07 Brownian Motion
  • Demo 36-08 Brownian Motion Simulation
Section 6: Mean Free Path
  • Demo 36-03 Temperature Increase Simulation
  • Demo 36-09 Diffusion
  • Demo 36-10 Diffusion Simulation
  • Demo 36-11 Bromine Diffusion
Section 7: The Distribution of Molecular Speeds
Section 8: The Molar Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas
Section 9: Degrees of Freedom and Molar Specific Heats
Section 10: A Hint of Quantum Theory
  • Demo 66-01 Radiation Spectrum of a Hot Object
Section 11: The Adiabatic Expansion of an Ideal Gas
  • Demo 34-04 Adiabatic Expansion
  • Demo 36-13 Free Expansion Simulation

Chapter 20: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Irreversible Processes and Entropy
Section 3: Change in Entropy
Section 4: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Section 5: Entropy in the Real World: Engines
  • Demo 34-06 Stirling Engine
Section 6: Entropy in the Real World: Refrigerators
  • Demo 38-03 Thermoelectric Heat Pump
Section 7: The Efficiencies of Real Engines
Section 8: A Statistical View of Entropy
  • Demo 32-09 Dust Explosion
  • Demo 32-10 Scaling Cube
  • Demo 36-05 Equipartition of Energy Simulation
  • Demo 36-12 Gaussian Curve

Electricity and Magnetism

Chapter 21: Electric Charge

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Electric Charge
  • Demo 39-01 Electrostatic Rods
  • Demo 39-02 Electrostatic Rod and Cloth
  • Demo 39-03 Electrostatic Ping-Pong Deflection
  • Demo 39-04 Electrostatic Ping-Pong Balls
  • Demo 39-06 Piezoelectric Sparker
Section 3: Conductors and Insulators
  • Demo 39-05 Conductors and Insulators
  • Demo 40-01 Electrostatic Induction
  • Demo 40-02 Metal Rod Attraction
  • Demo 40-03 Electrophorus
  • Demo 40-04 Induction Generator
  • Demo 40-05 Kelvin Water Dropper
  • Demo 40-06 Wooden Needle
Section 4: Coulomb’s Law
Section 5: Charge is Quantized
  • Demo 41-11 Electron Discharge Tube with Wheel
  • Demo 66-07 Millikan Oil Drop
Section 6: Charge is Conserved

Chapter 22: Electric Fields

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: The Electric Field
  • Demo 41-10 Smoke Precipitation
Section 3: Electric Field Lines
Section 4: The Electric Field Due to a Point Charge
  • Demo 41-04 Electric Field
Section 5: The Electric Field Due to an Electric Dipole
  • Demo 41-04 Electric Field
Section 6: The Electric Field Due to a Line of Charge
Section 7: The Electric Field Due to a Charged Disk
Section 8: A Point Charge in an Electric Field
  • Demo 41-01 Van de Graaff Generator
  • Demo 41-03 Van de Graaff and Wand
  • Demo 41-05 Lightning Rod
  • Demo 66-07 Millikan Oil Drop
Section 9: A Dipole in an Electric Field

Chapter 23: Gauss’ Law

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Flux
Section 3: Flux of an Electric Field 23-4 Gauss’ Law
Section 5: Gauss’ Law and Coulomb’s Law
Section 6: A Charged Isolated Conductor
Section 7: Applying Gauss’ Law: Cylindrical Symmetry
Section 8: Applying Gauss’ Law: Planar Symmetry
Section 9: Applying Gauss’ Law: Spherical Symmetry
  • Demo 41-02 Van de Graaff with Streamers
  • Demo 41-04 Electric Field

Chapter 24: Electric Potential

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Electric Potential Energy
Section 3: Electric Potential
Section 4: Equipotential Surfaces
Section 5: Calculating the Potential from the Field
Section 6: Potential Due to a Point Charge
Section 7: Potential Due to a Group of Point Charges
Section 8: Potential Due to an Electric Dipole
Section 9: Potential Due to a Continuous Charge Distribution
Section 10: Calculating the Field from the Potential
Section 11: Electric Potential Energy of a System of Point Charges
Section 12: Potential of a Charged Isolated Conductor
  • Demo 41-06 Pinwheel
  • Demo 41-07 Point and Candle
  • Demo 41-08 Faraday Cage
  • Demo 41-09 Faraday Ice Pail

Chapter 25: Capacitance

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Capacitance
  • Demo 46-01 Leyden Jars on Toepler Holtz
Section 3: Calculating the Capacitance
  • Demo 46-02 Parallel Plate Capacitor
  • Demo 46-04 Rotary Capacitor
Section 4: Capacitors in Parallel and Series
  • Demo 46-10 Series/Parallel Capacitors
Section 5: Energy Stored in an Electric Field
  • Demo 46-01 Leyden Jars on Toepler Holtz
  • Demo 46-06 Exploding Capacitor
  • Demo 46-09 Grounded Leyden Jar
Section 6: Capacitor with a Dielectric
  • Demo 46-03 Parallel Plate Capacitor Dielectrics
  • Demo 46-07 Force on a Dielectric
  • Demo 46-08 Dissectible Capacitor
Section 7: Dielectrics: An Atomic View
Section 8: Dielectrics and Gauss” Law

Chapter 26: Current and Resistance

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Electric Current
  • Demo 42-10 Conservation of Current
Section 3: Current Density
  • Demo 42-05 Electron Motion Model
Section 4: Resistance and Resistivity
  • Demo 42-01 Resistance Wires
  • Demo 42-03 Heated Wire
  • Demo 42-04 Cooled Wire
  • Demo 42-05 Electron Motion Model
  • Demo 45-01 Conductivity of Solutions
  • Demo 45-03 Pickle Frying
  • Demo 45-04 Electrolysis
  • Demo 45-05 Electroplating
Section 5: Ohm’s Law
  • Demo 42-02 Ohm’s Law
  • Demo 44-01 Neon Bulb Resistivity
  • Demo 44-02 Carbon and Tungsten Lamps
Section 6: A Microscopic View of Ohm’s Law
  • Demo 42-05 Electron Motion Model
Section 7: Power in Electric Circuits
  • Demo 43-05 Voltage Drops in House Wires
  • Demo 43-06 I2R Losses
  • Demo 43-07 Hot Dog Frying
Section 8: Semiconductors
  • Demo 37-02 Crystal Models
  • Demo 37-03 Faults in Crystal
  • Demo 44-03 Diode
  • Demo 44-04 Rectifier Circuit
  • Demo 44-05 Transistor Amplifier
Section 9: Superconductors
  • Demo 37-01 Superconductors

Chapter 27: Circuits

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: “Pumping” Charges
  • Demo 45-02 Battery Effect
  • Demo 46-05 Battery and Separable Capacitor
Section 3: Energy, Work, and Emf
  • Demo 43-03 Internal Resistance of Batteries
Section 4: Calculating the Current in a Single-Loop Circuit
  • Demo 43-01 Voltage Drop Along Wire
  • Demo 43-02 Sum of IR Drops
Section 5: Other Single-Loop Circuits
  • Demo 43-03 Internal Resistance of Batteries
Section 6: Potential Difference Between Two Points
  • Demo 43-01 Voltage Drop Along Wire
Section 7: Multiloop Circuits
  • Demo 42-06 Series/Parallel Resistors
  • Demo 42-07 Series/Parallel Light Bulbs
  • Demo 42-08 Wheatstone Bridge
  • Demo 42-10 Conservation of Current
Section 8: The Ammeter and Voltmeter
  • Demo 42-09 Galvanometer as Voltmeter and Ammeter
  • Demo 43-04 Loading by a Voltmeter
Section 9: RC Circuits
  • Demo 46-11 RC Charging Curve
  • Demo 46-12 Relaxation Oscillator

Chapter 28: Magnetic Fields

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: What Produces a Magnetic Field?
  • Demo 47-01 Magnetic Attraction/Repulsion
  • Demo 47-02 Lodestone
Section 3: The Definition of B
  • Demo 47-03 Dip Needle
  • Demo 47-04 Magnetic Fields Around Bar Magnets
  • Demo 47-05 Broken Magnet
  • Demo 47-06 Lowest Energy Configuration
Section 4: Crossed Fields: Discovery of the Electron
  • Demo 50-03 Deflected Electron Beam
Section 5: Crossed Fields: The Hall Effect
  • Demo 50-10 Hall Effect
Section 6: A Circulating Charged Particle
  • Demo 50-04 Fine Beam Tube
Section 7: Cyclotrons and Synchrotrons
Section 8: Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Wire
  • Demo 50-01 Jumping Wire
  • Demo 50-05 Barlow’s Wheel
  • Demo 50-06 Ion Motor
Section 9: Torque on a Current Loop
  • Demo 50-02 Ampere’s Frame
  • Demo 50-08 D’Arsonval Meter
  • Demo 50-09 DC Motor
Section 10: The Magnetic Dipole Moment

Chapter 29: Magnetic Fields Due to Currents

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Calculating the Magnetic Field Due to a Current
  • Demo 48-01 Right-Hand Rule
  • Demo 48-02 Oersted’s Needle
  • Demo 48-03 Magnetic Fields Around Currents
  • Demo 48-08 Biot-Savart Law
Section 3: Force Between Two Parallel Currents
  • Demo 48-07 Pinch Wires
Section 4: Ampere’s Law
Section 5: Solenoids and Toroids
  • Demo 38-02 Thermoelectric Magnet
  • Demo 48-04 Solenoid Bar Magnet
  • Demo 48-05 Large Electromagnet
  • Demo 48-06 Electromagnet with 1.5 V Battery
Section 6: A Current-Carrying Coil as a Magnetic Dipole

Chapter 30: Induction and Inductance

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Two Experiments
  • Demo 51-02 10/20/40 Coils with Magnet
Section 3: Faraday’s Law of Induction
  • Demo 51-01 Wire and Magnet
  • Demo 51-03 Earth Coil
  • Demo 51-04 Faraday Disc
Section 4: Lenz’s Law
  • Demo 51-06 Current-Coupled Pendula
  • Demo 51-09 Faraday Repulsion Coil
Section 5: Induction and Energy Transfers
  • Demo 51-08 Thomson’s Flying Ring
  • Demo 52-01 Eddy Current Pendulum
  • Demo 52-02 Arago’s Disc
  • Demo 52-03 Eddy Current Tubes
  • Demo 52-04 Electromagnetic Can Breaker
Section 6: Induced Electric Fields
  • Demo 51-08 Thomson’s Flying Ring
Section 7: Inductors and Inductance
  • Demo 54-03 Lamps in Parallel with Solenoid
Section 8: Self-Induction
  • Demo 54-01 Inductance Spark
Section 9: RL Circuits
  • Demo 51-07 Inductive Coil with Lamp
Section 10: Energy Stored in a Magnetic Field
  • Demo 54-01 Inductance Spark
Section 11: Energy Density of a Magnetic Field 30-12 Mutual Induction
  • Demo 51-10 Two Coils

Chapter 31: Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: LC Oscillations, Qualitatively
  • Demo 55-02 Damped LRC Oscillation
Section 3: The Electrical-Mechanical Analogy
Section 4: LC Oscillations, Quantitatively
Section 5: Damped Oscillations in an RLC Circuit
  • Demo 55-02 Damped LRC Oscillation
Section 6: Alternating Current
  • Demo 50-07 AC/DC Magnetic Contrast
  • Demo 51-05 AC/DC Generator
  • Demo 54-02 Inductor with Lamp on AC
Section 7: Forced Oscillations
  • Demo 55-01 Driven LRC Circuit
Section 8: Three Simple Circuits
Section 9: The Series RLC Circuit
  • Demo 55-01 Driven LRC Circuit
Section 10: Power in Alternating-Current Circuits
  • Demo 55-01 Driven LRC Circuit
  • Demo 55-03 Tesla Coil
Section 11: Transformers
  • Demo 51-11 Induction Coil
  • Demo 51-12 Vertical Primary and Secondary Coils
  • Demo 51-13 Transformers
  • Demo 55-03 Tesla Coil

Chapter 32: Maxwell’s Equations; Magnetism of Matter

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Gauss’ Law for Magnetic Fields
  • Demo 47-01 Magnetic Attraction/Repulsion
  • Demo 47-04 Magnetic Fields Around Bar Magnets
  • Demo 47-05 Broken Magnet
Section 3: Induced Magnetic Fields
Section 4: Displacement Current 32-5 Maxwell’s Equations
Section 6: Magnets
  • Demo 47-02 Lodestone
  • Demo 47-03 Dip Needle
Section 7: Magnetism and Electrons
Section 8: Magnetic Materials
Section 9: Diamagnetism
  • Demo 49-08 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism
Section 10: Paramagnetism
  • Demo 49-08 Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism
Section 11: Ferromagnetism
  • Demo 49-01 Magnetizing Iron by Contact
  • Demo 49-02 Magnetic Domain Model
  • Demo 49-03 Magnetizing Iron
  • Demo 49-04 Demagnetizing Iron by Hammering
  • Demo 49-05 Barkhausen Effect
  • Demo 49-06 Magnetic Shielding
  • Demo 49-07 Permalloy in Earth’s Field
  • Demo 49-09 Dysprosium in Liquid Nitrogen
  • Demo 49-10 Curie Nickel
  • Demo 49-11 Curie Temperature Wheel
  • Demo 53-01 Hysteresis Curve
  • Demo 53-02 Hysteresis Waste Heat
  • Demo 56-07 Lecher Wires
  • Demo 56-09 Microwave Standing Waves
  • Demo 56-10 Microwave Absorption
  • Demo 56-11 Radio in Faraday Cage

Optics & Relativity

Chapter 33: Electromagnetic Waves

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Maxwell’s Rainbow
  • Demo 56-01 Light in a Vacuum
  • Demo 56-05 Radio Waves
  • Demo 56-08 Microwave Unit
  • Demo 59-04 Three Different Prisms
  • Demo 63-01 Infrared in Spectrum
  • Demo 63-02 Colors in Spectral Light
  • Demo 63-03 Rainbow Disc
  • Demo 63-04 Newton’s Color Disc
  • Demo 63-05 Additive Color Mixing
Section 3: The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Qualitatively
Section 4: The Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Quantitatively
Section 5: Energy Transport and the Poynting Vector
Section 6: Radiation Pressure
  • Demo 56-04 Inverse Square Law
Section 7: Polarization
  • Demo 64-01 Polaroid Sheets Crossed and Uncrossed
  • Demo 64-02 Polaroids Cut at 45 Degrees
  • Demo 64-03 Rotation by Polarizing Filter
  • Demo 64-04 Microwave Polarization
  • Demo 64-07 Polarization by Scattering
  • Demo 64-08 Artificial Sunset
  • Demo 65-01 Optical Activity in Cellophane Tape
  • Demo 65-02 Polarized Lion
  • Demo 65-03 Optical Activity in Corn Syrup
  • Demo 65-04 Polage
  • Demo 65-05 Photoelastic Sress Figures
  • Demo 65-06 Barbershop Sugar Tube
  • Demo 65-07 Quarter Wave Plate
  • Demo 65-08 Double Refraction in Calcite
  • Demo 65-09 Liquid Crystal Sheets
Section 8: Reflection and Refraction
  • Demo 57-01 Microwave Reflection
  • Demo 57-02 Diffuse/Specular Reflection
  • Demo 57-03 Angles of Incidence and Reflection
  • Demo 59-01 Refraction/Reflection from Plastic Block
  • Demo 59-02 Small Refraction Tank
  • Demo 59-03 Acrylic/Lead Glass Refraction
  • Demo 59-04 Three Different Prisms
  • Demo 59-05 Disappearing Eye Dropper
Section 9: Total Internal Reflection
  • Demo 59-06 Critical Angle/Total Internal Reflection
  • Demo 59-07 Silver Soot Ball
  • Demo 59-08 Light Pipes
  • Demo 59-09 Optical Path in Fibers
  • Demo 59-10 Laser Waterfall
Section 10: Polarization by Reflection
  • Demo 64-05 Polarization by Reflection
  • Demo 64-06 Polarization by Double Reflection

Chapter 34: Images

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Two Types of Images
  • Demo 56-02 Straight Line Propagation
  • Demo 56-03 Pinhole Camera
  • Demo 56-06 Impossible Triangle
Section 3: Plane Mirrors
  • Demo 57-01 Microwave Reflection
  • Demo 57-02 Diffuse/Specular Reflection
  • Demo 57-03 Angles of Incidence and Reflection
  • Demo 57-04 Location of Image
  • Demo 57-05 Parity Reversal in a Mirror
  • Demo 57-06 Hinged Mirrors
  • Demo 57-07 Corner Reflector
  • Demo 57-08 Barbershop Mirrors
  • Demo 57-09 Mirror Box
Section 4: Spherical Mirrors
  • Demo 58-01 Concave and Convex Mirrors
  • Demo 58-02 Spherical Aberration in a Mirror
  • Demo 58-03 Energy at a Focal Point
  • Demo 58-04 Heat Focusing
  • Demo 58-05 Large Concave Mirror
Section 5: Images from Spherical Mirrors
Section 6: Spherical Refracting Surfaces
Section 7: Thin Lenses
  • Demo 60-01 Real Image Formation
  • Demo 60-02 Lens Magnification
  • Demo 60-03 Ray Tracing with Lenses
  • Demo 60-04 Fresnel Lens
  • Demo 60-05 Fillable Air Lenses
  • Demo 60-06 Spherical Aberration
  • Demo 60-07 Chromatic Aberration
  • Demo 60-08 Astigmatism
  • Demo 60-09 Off Axis Distortion
Section 8: Optical Instruments
  • Demo 60-02 Lens Magnification
Section 9: Three Proofs

Chapter 35: Interference

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Light as a Wave
Section 3: Diffraction
  • Demo 61-01 Microwave Diffraction
  • Demo 61-02 Single Slit Diffraction
  • Demo 61-03 Single Slit Diffraction (Cornell Slides)
  • Demo 61-04 Thin Wire Diffraction
  • Demo 61-05 Poisson’s Bright Spot
  • Demo 61-06 Shadow of Needle
  • Demo 61-07 Pin Hole Diffraction
  • Demo 61-08 Knife Edge Diffraction
  • Demo 61-09 Resolving Power
Section 4: Young’s Interference Experiment
  • Demo 62-01 Microwave Double Slit Interference
  • Demo 62-02 Double Slit Interference
Section 5: Coherence
Section 6: Intensity in Double-Slit Interference
  • Demo 62-03 Multiple Slit Interference
  • Demo 62-04 Interference Gratings
Section 7: Interference from Thin Films
  • Demo 62-05 Glass Plates in Sodium Light
  • Demo 62-06 Newton’s Rings
  • Demo 62-07 Interference Filters
  • Demo 62-08 Pohl’s Mica Sheet
  • Demo 62-09 Soap Film Interference
Section 8: Michelson’s Interferometer
  • Demo 62-10 Microwave Interferometer
  • Demo 62-11 Michelson Interferometer with White Light

Chapter 36: Diffraction

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Diffraction and the Wave Theory of Light
  • Demo 61-04 Thin Wire Diffraction
  • Demo 61-05 Poisson’s Bright Spot
  • Demo 61-06 Shadow of Needle
  • Demo 61-07 Pin Hole Diffraction
  • Demo 61-08 Knife Edge Diffraction
  • Demo 61-09 Resolving Power
Section 3: Diffraction by a Single Slit: Locating the Minima
  • Demo 61-01 Microwave Diffraction
  • Demo 61-02 Single Slit Diffraction
  • Demo 61-03 Single Slit Diffraction (Cornell Slides)
Section 4: Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Qualitatively
Section 5: Intensity in Single-Slit Diffraction, Quantitatively
Section 6: Diffraction by a Circular Aperture
  • Demo 61-07 Pin Hole Diffraction
Section 7: Diffraction by a Double Slit
  • Demo 62-01 Microwave Double Slit Interference
  • Demo 62-02 Double Slit Interference
Section 8: Diffraction Gratings
  • Demo 62-03 Multiple Slit Interference
  • Demo 62-04 Interference Gratings
  • Demo 62-12 Holograms
Section 9: Gratings: Dispersion and Resolving Power
Section 10: X-Ray Diffraction

Chapter 37: Relativity

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: The Postulates
Section 3: Measuring an Event 37-4 The Relativity of Simultaneity
Section 5: The Relativity of Time 37-6 The Relativity of Length
Section 7: The Lorentz Transformation
Section 8: Some Consequences of the Lorentz Equations
Section 9: The Relativity of Velocities
Section 10: Doppler Effect for Light
Section 11: A New Look at Momentum
Section 12: A New Look at Energy

Particle Physics

Chapter 38: Photons and Matter Waves

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: The Photon, the Quantum of Light
Section 3: The Photoelectric Effect
  • Demo 66-02 Photoelectric Effect in Zinc
  • Demo 66-03 X-ray Ionization
  • Demo 66-04 Solar Cells
Section 4: Photons Have Momentum
Section 5: Light as a Probability Wave
Section 6: Electrons and Matter Waves
  • Demo 66-06 Electron Diffraction
Section 7: Schrödinger’s Equation
Section 8: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
Section 9: Barrier Tunneling
  • Demo 66-05 Microwave Barrier Penetration

Chapter 39: More About Matter Waves

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: String Waves and Matter Waves
Section 3: Energies of a Trapped Electron
Section 4: Wave Functions of a Trapped Electron
Section 5: An Electron in a Finite Well
Sectino 6: More Electron Traps
Section 7: Two- and Three-Dimensional Electron Traps
Section 8: The Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom
Section 9: Schrödinger’s Equation and the Hydrogen Atom
  • Demo 67-01 Emission Spectra

Chapter 40: All About Atoms

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Some Properties of Atoms
  • Demo 67-01 Emission Spectra
  • Demo 67-02 Spectral Absorption by Sodium Vapor
  • Demo 67-03 Thermionic Emission
  • Demo 67-04 Electron Discharge Tube with Cross
  • Demo 67-05 Discharge Tube and Vacuum Pump
  • Demo 67-06 Plasma Tube
  • Demo 67-07 Flame Salts
  • Demo 67-09 Triboluminescence
  • Demo 67-10 Luminescence
  • Demo 67-11 Fluorescence
  • Demo 67-12 Franck-Hertz Effect
Section 3: Electron Spin
Section 4: Angular Momenta and Magnetic Dipole Moments
Section 5: The Stern-Gerlach Experiment
Section 6: Magnetic Resonance
Section 7: The Pauli Exclusion Principle
Section 8: Multiple Electrons in Rectangular Traps
Section 9: Building the Periodic Table
Section 10: X-Rays and the Ordering of the Elements
Section 11: Lasers and Laser Light
Section 12: How Lasers Work

Chapter 41: Conduction of Electricity in Solids

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: The Electrical Properties of Solids
  • Demo 42-05 Electron Motion Model
Section 3: Energy Levels in a Crystalline Solid
  • Demo 37-02 Crystal Models
  • Demo 37-03 Faults in Crystal
Section 4: Insulators
Section 5: Metals
Section 6: Semiconductors
Section 7: Doped Semiconductors
Section 8: The p-n Junction
Section 9: The Junction Rectifier
  • Demo 44-03 Diode
  • Demo 44-04 Rectifier Circuit
Section 10: The Light-Emitting Diode
Section 11: The Transistor
  • Demo 44-05 Transistor Amplifier

Chapter 42: Nuclear Physics

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Discovering the Nucleus
  • Demo 68-01 Rutherford Scattering
Section 3: Some Nuclear Properties
Section 4: Radioactive Decay
  • Demo 68-04 Half-Life
Section 5: Alpha Decay
  • Demo 68-02 Nuclear Shielding
Section 6: Beta Decay
  • Demo 68-02 Nuclear Shielding
Section 7: Radioactive Dating
  • Demo 68-04 Half-Life
Section 8: Measuring Radiation Dosage
Section 9: Nuclear Models

Chapter 43: Energy from the Nucleus

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Nuclear Fission: The Basic Process
  • Demo 68-03 Mousetrap Chain Reaction
Section 3: The Nuclear Reactor
  • Demo 68-03 Mousetrap Chain Reaction
Section 4: A Natural Nuclear Reaction
Section 5: Thermonuclear Fusion: The Basic Process
Section 6: Thermonuclear Fusion in the Sun and Other Stars
Section 7: Controlled Nuclear Fusion

Chapter 44: Quarks, Leptons, and the Big Bang

Section 1: What is Physics?
Section 2: Particles, Particles, Particles
  • Demo 68-05 Cosmic Rays
Section 3: An Interlude
Section 4: The Leptons
Section 5: The Hadrons
Section 6: Still Another Conservation Law
Section 7: The Eightfold Way
Section 8: The Quark Model
Section 9: The Basic Forces and Messenger Particles
Section 10: A Pause for Reflection
Section 11: The Universe is Expanding
Section 12: The Cosmic Background Radiation
Section 13: Dark Matter
Section 14: The Big Bang
Section 15: A Summing Up