Publications

The handheld and hand-powered homopolar generator,” K. Zengel, The Physics Teacher 56, 61 (2018).

The electromagnetic analogy of a ball on a rotating conical turntable,” Keith Zengel, American Journal of Physics 85, 901 (2017).

Using a gyroscope to find true north — a lecture demonstration,” W. Rueckner, Am. J. Phys. 85(3), 228-231 (2017).

The puzzle of the steady-state rotation of a reverse sprinkler,” W. Rueckner, Am. J. Phys. 83(4), 296-304 (2015).

Young’s double-slit experiment with single photons and quantum eraser,” W. Rueckner and J. Peidle, Am. J. Phys 81(12), 951-958 (2013).

Inexpensive microscopy for introductory physics labs,” J. Peidle, C. Stokes, R. Hart, M. Franklin, R. Newburgh, J. Pahk, , W. Rueckner, and A. Samuel, Am. J. Phys 77(10), 931-937 (2009).

Frequency in vertical SHM is unaffected by gravity,” R. Newburgh and W. Rueckner, Physics Education 44(1), 11-14 (2009).

An improved demonstration of charge conservation,” W. Rueckner, Am. J. Phys. 75(9), 861-863 (2007).

Einstein, Perrin, and the reality of atoms:  1905 revisited,” R. Newburgh, J. Peidle, and W. Rueckner, Am. J. Phys. 74, 478-481 (2006).

When equal masses don’t balance,” R. Newburgh, J. Peidle, and W. Rueckner, Physics Education 39(3), 289-293 (2004).

How to Beat the Raleigh Resolution Limit:  A Lecture Demonstration,” W. Rueckner and C. Papaliolios, Am. J. Phys. 70, 587-594 (2002).

Using the Small-Angle Approximation to Measure the Index of Refraction of Water,” R. Newburgh, W. Rueckner, J. Peidle, and D. Goodale, The Physics Teacher. 38/8, 478-479 (2000).

A Lecture Demonstration of Single Photon Interference,”  W. Rueckner and P. Titcomb, Am. J. Phys. 64(2), 184-188 (1996). [chosen by AJP editor, Robert Romer, as one of his favorite papers during his 1988-2001 editorship:  Am. J. Phys. 69(6), 635-647 (2001)]

Rotating saddle Paul trap,”  W. Rueckner, J. Georgi, D. Goodale, D. Rosenberg, and D. Tavilla, Am. J. Phys. 63, 186 (1995).

Demonstration of charge conservation,”  W. Rueckner, D. Goodale, D. Rosenberg, and D. Tavilla, Am. J. Phys. 63(1), 90 (1995). [chosen by AJP editor, Robert Romer, as one of his favorite papers during his 1988-2001 editorship:  Am. J. Phys. 69(6), 635-647 (2001)]

Lecture demonstration of wineglass resonances,”  W. Rueckner, D. Goodale, D. Rosenberg, S. Steel, and D. Tavilla, Am. J. Phys. 61(2), 184-186 (1993). [chosen by AJP editor, Robert Romer, as one of his favorite papers during his 1988-2001 editorship:  Am. J. Phys. 69(6), 635-647 (2001)]

Eastward Deflection of a Falling Object,” W. Rueckner, Am. J. Phys. 62(11), 970 (1994).

An Accurate Determination of the Acceleration of Gravity for Lecture Hall Demonstration,” W. Rueckner and P. Titcomb, Am. J. Phys. 55, 324 (1987).