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Abstract Title: Low Cost Apparatus for Measuring the Speed of Light
Abstract: We have produced a relatively low cost setup to measure the speed of light. In contrast to most commercially available apparatus, the NBI system enables students to measure the speed of not only red, but also green and blue light.  This allows for a somewhat more open approach and potentially addresses some important higher level experimental learning goals, including the importance of evaluating errors, care in making the experimental set-up, the role of noise in sensitive electronic measurements, and an understanding of statistical and systematic errors.
Abstract Type: Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ian Bearden
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 17
Copenhagen, Non U.S. 2100
Phone: 004524600040
and Co-Presenter(s)
J. Oechsle, Niels Bohr Institute
M. Mrozowska*, Niels Bohr Institute

*undergraduate student