Professor Alan Bates Publishes Article in Journal "The Physics Teacher"


Professor Alan Bates just published the article “The Inverse-Square Law with Data Loggers” in the May 2013 issue of The Physics Teacher.

The article is based on an experiment that uses motion and light sensors, with data-logging software, to simultaneously measure the light source-sensor distance and the light intensity falling on the light sensor.

The Physics Teacher, a journal of the American Association of Physics Teachers, publishes papers on the teaching of physics, and on topics such as contemporary physics, applied physics, and the history of physics.

Professor Bates will be teaching NS 250 Astronomy in Summer Session I 2013 and NS 202 Global Warming and CS 130 Web Design I in Fall 2013.