Chemistry & Physics

Donna Mullenax, Physics, Publishes in The Physics Teacher

Donna Mullenax, instructor of physics, has published a paper in the journal The Physics Teacher.  The article titled, "Using the Wii Balance Board in Elevator Physics" was published in the April 2013 issue of the journal on pages 210-211.  The manuscript describes the use of a Wii balance board as a tool for having students measure forces.  The paper describes an experiment where students observe the forces experienced while riding an elevator and calculating the acceleration of the elevator when it starts to move and then while it is coming to a stop.