Wye, S (2023) Teaching remote laboratories using smart phone sensors: determining the density of air. Physics Education, 58 (1). 015002 - 015002. ISSN 0031-9120

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>During the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, both schools and universities faced significant challenges in moving teaching from an <jats:italic>in-situ</jats:italic> setting to a remote one, this included laboratory experiments. This paper presents an experiment developed to use a phone’s in built pressure sensor, common to most smart phones. By using this sensor to measure the pressure at a series of known heights, the density of air was calculated with an accuracy of approximately ±0.03 kg m<jats:sup>−3</jats:sup>. This was completed as part of a first year undergraduate course.</jats:p>

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Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD415 Biochemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2023 16:21
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023 16:21
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/11873

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