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This is an up-to-date, searchable, interactive version of the PIRA Demonstration Bibliography produced and maintained by the PIRA DCS Committee. It contains about 9265 entries including all of the latest additions and revisions approved by the Committee. Extensive navigation tools pinpoint your location in the Bibliography and enable jumping backwards, forwards, and between any two pages in the listings. Everything which can be live has been made a live link. Most sources are online and references are linked. (Accounts may be required for references in AJP,TPT, and The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations.) For other sources, listings link to a suggested page on acquiring the reference. Codes and demonstration names link to a search of the most current Global Demo Web Spider(GDWS) index. Bibliography search result codes link to concept pages in the Bibliography or to a GDWS index search.
site contains a search engine to an old version of the Bibliography, containing
about 7500 entries.
Information in the main body of this bibliography is listed in five columns: PIRA Demonstration Classification Scheme Code, Demonstration Name, Description, Reference, and Source.
The structure of the bibliography is based on the Physics Instructional Resource Association (PIRA) Demonstration Classification Scheme. This classification scheme provides a framework organizing all demonstrations, old and new, current and obsolete, good and bad.
The demonstration name listed in the bibliography is either the name listed on the reference or, if none is given, a simple descriptive name. In cases where there are several common names for a demonstration, the committee has chosen a preferred name.
The description is very brief. It is not intended to be a summary of the reference. One sentence is, in general, sufficient to describe the unique characteristics, if any, of an item.
Each source has a unique numbering format. These unique formats are used identify references in the Bibliography. The formats for the reference column and links to the sources are listed below:
|p 1||Bilash and Maiullo|
|Ehrlich 1||Turning the World Inside Out|
|Ehrlich 2||Why Toast Lands Jelly Side Down|
|Ma-1||Freier & Anderson|
|M-108||Dick & Rae|
|1A 12.01||University of Minnesota Handbook|
|AJP 52(1),85||American Journal of Physics|
|TPT 15(5),300||The Physics Teacher|
|Disc 01-01||The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations|
|PIRA 200||Physics Instructional Resource Association|
|PIRA 500||PIRA 500|
|PIRA 1000||PIRA 1000|
Each demonstration is listed in only one location, even if it is commonly used to illustrate several concepts. The committee has tried to determine the most useful location for any demonstration and included reference pointers to other common locations of demonstration use. The listing "PIRA 200 - Old" in the reference column refers to items which have been removed from or replaced in the PIRA 200 as curricula and demonstration use change and as new demonstrations become available.
All suggestions are welcome and thoughtfully considered. Since this work is based on publications, many unpublished demonstrations do not appear in this compilation. It is important to document unpublished demonstrations for future publication and inclusion. If you notice demonstrations in your collection that do not appear on this list, please communicate with a committee member. The current list of members is:
|Brian Anderssonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Clifford Bettisemail@example.com|
|Jason St. Johnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The DCS committee would like to acknowledge the invention of the first versions of the Digital Classification Scheme and this Bibliography by the late Philip Johnson of the University of Minnesota. His leadership and guidance were key to the development of this database.
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