E & M
Electron e/m ratio
Introducing the Clemson University Physics
On-line Laboratories, or CUPOL, the on-line
instructional physics laboratories. CUPOL (pronounced couple) is
not designed to eliminate the
traditional, hands-on laboratory
experience, but rather, when coupled with a lecture class, will
provide real-time laboratory experiences during class. Also, for
students not enrolled in a lab course, CUPOL will augment the
lessons learned in a lecture environment.
These labs include tutorials, learning guides and actual laboratory
experiments that may be performed in your dorm room, in the library,
at home, or wherever the internet is available. A large component
of these labs are video clips, so a high-speed connection is
desirable. Therefore if running them from a 56kbps modem proves
and, for a small fee, we can
send you a CD with all the CUPOL labs.
These labs incorporate text, images, video* and input boxes to give
the student as a realistic laboratory experience as possible. The
authors of CUPOL feel that when lecture learning is coupled with
laboratory learning a more complete understanding of physics is
achieved. As mentioned above, CUPOL is not meant to take
the place of traditional labs. However we think that CUPOL is
a valuable tool that can be used in
lecture classes and laboratories in both college and high school
settings. Teachers and students who have access to the
internet, but lack funding to stock a laboratory with expensive
equipment may find these on-line labs particularly valuable.
* We used ULead's versitile Video Studio to create the movies.