Physics Project 2011
Study of Striations with Kundt's Tube
Faculty Mentor - Drs. Thomas Meyer, Vladimir Gasparayan
This project will focus on our continuing experiments in acoustics, where we will use the Kundt's Tube Apparatus
to study the formation of striations excited by acoustic waves in a tube filled with cork dust. In addition, we propose
to measure the seed of sound in gases and solids, and we hope to measure the speed of sound in liquids using piezo-electric
disks to produce the soundwaves.
This year we will try to add a number of experiments in atomic and nuclear physics. We are thinking of such as experiments
as the Millikan oil drop experiment, measuring the ratio h/e, measuring the radiation length of electrons in aluminum, and
performing the Rutherford experiment.
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