Mission-oriented experiments for year-one physics students

Nai Ho Harris Cheung, Edward W K Chan, Benson S C Leung, Siu Lung Lui, Wang Yip Ng, Ka Ming Lo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies on Teaching and Learning
EditorsAtara Sivan
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Baptist University
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789881810557
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

User-Defined Keywords

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


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