The viscosity of a particular fluid is an interesting parameter that plays an important role in fluid dynamics of that fluid. We chose the common household cooking item canola oil. Using a ball drop, we set out to measure viscosity at various temperatures and create a model for the viscosity of canola oil as a function of temperature, as well as an accurate measurement for viscosity at room temperature. It was found that the viscosity between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius can be approximated using an exponential function and that an estimation for viscosity at room temperature was not very difficult to obtain. The precision of this measurement was limited by uncertainty in lab equipment used to measure various quantities as well as the image analysis software we used and the limited frame-rate of our camera.
In this experiment we studied pendulum motion in a non-uniformly accelerating reference frame. Special notes: Prof Goldman specifically requested to not have "100" sig figs, put font on figure axes in readable size, and don't put grids on plots!
To get the correct answer one must ask the correct question. In the field of Quantum Gravity the question has been how do we quantize General Relativity or derive a quantum theory which becomes General Relativity at low energies. Observing that Quantum Field Theory was the result of making Quantum Mechanics into a relativistic theory, I asked myself why not make QFT obey the principles of GR? I answered this question with a model I call Relativization. In a series of three papers I presented an answer to this alternative question which gives finite results for everything from black holes to particle physics.
Presented at the April meeting of the American Physical Society
El barómetro es un instrumento de medición atmosérica, específicamente utilizado en la determinación de la fuerza por unidad de superficie ejercida por el peso de la atmósfera. Existe un gran número de equipos atmoféricos con distintos tipos de estos aparátos y son diariamente utilizados ya que la presión atmosférica juega un papel importante en la determinación y pronóstico del tiempo así como en el área de investigación al momento de realizarse experimentos ya que pueden llegar a afectar o hacer variar el funcionamiento de muchos aparatos electrónicos y mecánicos.