Physics Teaching Center
(for all levels of physics and AP chemistry students)
In the Physics Teaching Lab, the mass of a subatomic particle is determined from indirect measurements using electric and magnetic fields. In this lab, students use a Daedalon EP-20 e/m Electron Apparatus. The electric field accelerates electrons and a magnetic field deflects them into a circular path. From these measurements, the mass of an electron is determined. These concepts are applied in mass spectroscopy and particle accelerators. The data analysis uses EXCEL, and a tutorial can be included if requested. There is also an option to tour the University Van de Graaff Accelerator facility.
The experience can be adapted for Regents Physics, Honors Physics, IB Physics, AP-B Physics, AP-C Physics, and AP Chemistry.
$24 per student
The laboratory takes 4-1/2 hours (including a lunch break). The tour is an additional 45 minutes to one hour. The maximum class size is 24 students.
To schedule your class please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LABORATORY DIRECTOR: Harry Stuckey
September 19: Physics Open Night - "Shining Synchrotron Light on Exotic Magnets" (Dr. Dario Arena)
October 3: Astronomy Open Night - "Habitable Planets: Hype or Hope?" (Dr. Fred Walter)
October 10: Physics Open Night - "The Role of Nuclear Power on a Warming Planet" (Max Katz)