In the first of these the acceleration due to gravity is measured by timing by means of an electrically driven tuning fork the descent of a small metal ball. The start and finish of the fall are recorded electrically on a rotating drum on which the fork is also making a trace. In the second experiment the average velocity of air molecules is measured by finding the volume per second of the gas emerging from a region of higher pressure (usually atmospheric) into one of low pressure, through a small orifice of measured diameter.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Kadesch, W. H.
"Two Experiments for First Year Students of Physics,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 44(1), 152-152.
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