Physics competitions in the time of a pandemic: 3D printing as a new approach to the quantitative investigation of Cartesian divers at home

dc.contributor.authorBley, Jonas
dc.contributor.authorPietz, Antony
dc.contributor.authorFösel, Angela
dc.contributor.authorSchmiedeberg, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHeusler, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorPusch, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-27
dc.date.available2023-10-11T10:47:19Z
dc.date.created2022
dc.date.issued2022-01-27
dc.description.abstractDespite the difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemics, physics students can tackle interesting questions that are part of physics competitions as the German Physicists’ Tournament (GPT) 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemics in 2020, many competitions such as the GPT are held online. Furthermore, the usual options of equipment offered by the supervising university institutions could not be used by the students. The problems of the GPT 2020 therefore had to be chosen in such a way that they could be examined at home using simple means. One of these supposedly simple but profound experiments—the Cartesian diver—is described in this article. The physics of the Cartesian diver has been discussed before Fakhruddin (2003 Phys. Teach. 41 53), Güémez et al (2002 Am. J. Phys. 70 710) and De Luca and Ganci (2011 Phys. Educ. 46 528), as well as various modifications (Ivanov and Nikolov 2019 Phys. Educ. 55 025006). We present a new way of investigating Cartesian divers quantitatively by using 3D printing and common household materials. The paper is addressed to undergraduate students and educators teaching physics at university.en
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Physics 43.1 (2022): 014001. <https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6404/ac3a12>
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6404/ac3a12
dc.identifier.issn0143-0807
dc.identifier.issn1361-6404
dc.identifier.opus-id18146
dc.identifier.urihttps://open.fau.de/handle/openfau/18146
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-181468
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherIOP Publishing
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.de
dc.subjectCartesian divers
dc.subjectvariable controlled experiments
dc.subjectphysics tournament
dc.subjectphysics competitions
dc.subjectonline competition
dc.subject3D printing
dc.subject.ddcDDC Classification::5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik :: 53 Physik :: 530 Physik
dc.titlePhysics competitions in the time of a pandemic: 3D printing as a new approach to the quantitative investigation of Cartesian divers at homeen
dc.typearticle
dcterms.publisherFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
local.date.prevpublished2021-12-08
local.document.articlenumber014001
local.journal.issue1
local.journal.titleEuropean Journal of Physics
local.journal.volume43
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local.subject.fakultaetNaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
local.subject.importimport
local.subject.sammlungUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Eingespielte Open Access Artikel / Eingespielte Open Access Artikel 2022
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