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Physics Exploration Center     

Introduction:     The Physics Exploration Center (PEC) was developed to help the students in the introductory Physics and Astronomy classes to more deeply understand the subject matter they are studying . To that end, at any giving time, there are several self-guided experiments set-up in the PEC that the students can work through and investigative the concepts that they are studying in their classes . On average, this translates into a few new experiments being set-up each week. Each experiment remains in the PEC for a minimum of one week after that time the amount of usage and available space will determine how long an experiment is displayed in the PEC.  

  The PEC is located in Thaw 312 adjacent to the Physics Resource Room.  It  is open generally from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  Monday to Friday, whenever  Teaching Assistants (TA's) are available in the Resource Room.

Commentary on the philosophy and  relevance of the PEC by  Dr. Chandralekha Singh

Physics Exploration Center

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