Labs from Chicago - Summer, 1993.

Here are some of the labs and lesson plans used by instructors during the Summer Quarter 1993.

Important Disclaimers and Caveats


Calibrating the Sun's Light.
(written by Dr. Jim Sweitzer)
We establish a way to compare light intensities from the Sun and a "home-made" light source, we measure the luminosity of the portable light source as a function of solar luminosity, (this assumes we know the distance to the Sun), and we begin to attack the problem of filters and measuring only a certain band of the Sun's spectrum.

Measuring the Wattage of the Sun and a "Standard Candle."
(written by Dr. Jim Sweitzer)
We calculate the power radiated by a regular light bulb and the Sun.


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