Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Unit

Department of Physics

Language

English

Abstract

Two new experiments, mechanical oscillations and kinetic theory of gas, were designed and implemented in undergraduate physics labs. A third experiment on heat transfer was also designed though not yet realised. Each of the three experiments carried missions that tested the fundamental concepts of the physics involved. The associated hardware and software were proven reliable and error-free. All experiments were executed through graphic-user-interfaces that featured standardised windows, much like playing games.

Keywords

Undergraduate physics experiments, mission-oriented experiments, game, mechanical oscillations, kinetic theory of gas, heat transfer

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication Title

Studies on Teaching and Learning

Volume

2

Start Page

75

End Page

81

Publisher

Hong Kong Baptist University

Place of Publication

Hong Kong

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://buar.hkbu.edu.hk/index.php/for_staff/publications/studies-on-teaching-and-learning-2

ISBN (print)

9789881810557

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Physics Commons

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