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The Foley Acoustic Wave Front Slides
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
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In 1912 Arthur L. Foley of Indiana University published an article in Physical Review about his technique for photographing acoustic wave fronts. Subsequently, the Central Scientific Company published a series of glass lantern slides of his illustrations. These have been unavailable for about 60 years. Here I discuss how Foley made his slides and give examples of use to the present-day physics teacher.
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“The Foley Acoustic Wave Front Slides”, The Physics Teacher, 42, 231-235 (2004)