Sunday, March 29, 2009

Soap film interference: One of my favorite homework assignments for conceptual physics

This weekend I posted one of my favorite homework assignments for my conceptual physics students.  You can read the assignment on OpenWetWare.  There are a variety of questions and activities related to the thin film interference colors in soap bubbles, including an easy kitchen experiment using a coffee mug.  Based on experience, most of the students who submit answers (it's completely voluntary) will not upload photos or videos.  However, a few of them will, and I really enjoy seeing what they do and sharing it with everyone during lecture!

OK, I'll leave this blog entry short, as I also have to finish writing a quiz before the end of the night.  Oh and also get some writing done on a proposal before my international would-be collaborators wake up!

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