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View Resource The Lorentz Force

This resource provides an interactive activity demonstrating the Lorentz force. This force is that felt "when a charged particle moves in an electromagnetic field." An interactive diagram is presented allowing students to experiment with a magnetic field and a charged particle and watch a simulation of how they interact.

View Resource Infrared Astronomy: More Than Your Eyes Can See (Infrared View of Orion) Lithography

This lithograph uses images of the well-known constellation of Orion to illustrate how a common astronomical object appears in both visible light and in the infrared. The back of the lithograph tells the history of infrared light and explains the benefits of infrared astronomy.

View Resource First Demonstration of a Working Invisibility Cloak

Watch this video from Duke University. The cloak, made with advanced 'metamaterials,' deflects microwave beams and may find a variety of wireless communications or radar applications.

View Resource How to Build & Play a Theremin

Learn how to build a theremin in this free online video guide to electronic musical instruments, including the history of theremins, playing tips, and how to build your own. The theremin is one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments, and is named after its inventor Leon Theremin. Designed to be played without being touched, the instrument consists of circuitry including two antennas...

View Resource Six Ideas That Shaped Physics

Developed by Professor Thomas A. Moore of Pomona College, the Six Ideas That Shaped Physics textbook was designed to help students gain a contemporary perspective on the discipline, along with giving them the ability to better understand the organization of physics concepts. While the site doesn't allow visitors to access the actual textbook, physics instructors will find a number of helpful...

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