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Lecture-Demonstration Related Publications

Publications in Refereed Physics Journals

LOCAL INERTIAL FRAME OF REFERENCE, by Richard E. Berg, Amer. Journ. of Phys. 48, 310-312 (1980).

BRIGHT POINT SOURCE, by Richard E. Berg, The Phys. Teach. 27, 494 (1989).

BRIDGE CRUSHER FOR PHYSICS OLYMPICS, by Richard E. Berg, The Phys. Teach. 27, 401-402 (1989).

THE FEYNMAN INVERSE SPRINKLER PROBLEM: A DEMONSTRATION AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, by Richard E. Berg and Michael R. Collier, Amer. Journ. of Phys. 57, 654-657 (1989).

ANGULAR MOMENTUM CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATOR, by Richard E. Berg and Robert E. Anders, The Phys. Teach. 27, 561-562 (1989).

ROTATING LIQUID MIRROR, by Richard E. Berg, Am. Journ. of Phys. 58, 280-281 (1990).

HEAT WAVE FOCUSING BY CONCAVE REFLECTORS, by Richard E. Berg, The Phys. Teach. 28, 56-57 (1990).

VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATORS: THEORY, MAINTENANCE, AND BELT FABRICATION, by Richard E. Berg, The Phys. Teach. 28, 281-285 (1990).

IMAGES: A NEW PHYSICS OLYMPICS EVENT, by Richard E. Berg, The Phys. Teach. 28, 400 (1990).

TRACTION FORCE ON ACCELERATED ROLLING BODIES, by Richard E. Berg, The Phys. Teach. 28, 600-601 (1990).

THE FEYNMAN INVERSE SPRINKLER PROBLEM: A DETAILED KINEMATIC STUDY, by Michael R. Collier, R. A. Ferrell, and Richard E. Berg, Am. Journ. of Phys. 59, 349-355 (1991).

WILBERFORCE PENDULUM OSCILLATIONS AND NORMAL MODES, by Richard E. Berg and Todd S. Marshall, Am. Journ. of Phys. 59, 32-38 (1991).

PENDULUM WAVES: A DEMONSTRATION OF WAVE MOTION USING PENDULA, by Richard E. Berg, Am. Jour. of Phys. 59, 186-187 (1991).

MAGNETICALLY IMPLODED SOFT DRINK CAN, by A. W. DeSilva, Am. Journ. of Phys. 62, 41-45 (1994).

CLASSROOM FOUCAULT PENDULUM, by John E.Horne, The Phys. Teach. 34, 238-239 (1996).

DOMINANT COLOR REVERSALS AND CHROMATICITY CUSPS IN INTERFEROMETRIC COLOR MIXING, by Thomas E. Kiess and Richard E. Berg, Am. Journ. of Phys. 64, 928-934 (1996).

SPEED OF SOUND USING LISSAJOUS FIGURES, by Richard E. Berg and Dieter R. Brill. The Phys. Teach. 43, 36-39 (2005)

VIDEOTAPES

DEMONSTRATIONS IN ACOUSTICS, by Richard E. Berg and David G. Stork, the Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1980. Four hours of video covering approximately 75 demonstrations in vibrations, waves and sound, developed as a companion to the textbook, Berg and Stork, The Physics of Sound. NOW AVAILABLE as a two-DVD set; click here for purchasing information.

TEXTBOOKS

written at the University of Maryland
for courses making heavy use of physics demonstrations

THE PHYSICS OF SOUND, THIRD edition, by Richard E. Berg and David G. Stork, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1982, 1995, 2004)

SEEING THE LIGHT, by David S. Falk, Dieter R. Brill, and David G. Stork, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1986).


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