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Bed of Nails

Bed of nails demonstration in my Phys2207 Introductory Physics class.

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."


What a joy and honor it is to teach! Good teaching for me includes being passionate about the material taught, caring about the students and their opinions, and treating all students with equal respect. During the last years, I have taught many different physics course at Cornell University, including:

Follow the links to learn more about these courses, and find lecture notes and other course materials. I do allow my lectures notes, syllabi, and other course materials to be freely shared and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license; please see below for details.

I was fortunate to win a 2007 Cornell Faculty Innovation in Teaching (FIT) award , which enabled me to develop and set up a Tablet-PC based system with multiple projection screens in the Physics 2207/2208 lecture hall. This system allows effective use of multiple forms of media in class, including digital ink for handwriting in lecture, and showing prepared materials like PowerPoint slides, images, audio clips and videos. Follow the link on the left to learn more about using technology in class.

Funded by the FIT grant, I was also able to videotape all of the demonstrations I show live during the Physics 2207 lectures, and to make them available online. Again, you can learn more about this project and find all demonstration videos by following the link on the left.

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Using an electronic ink/ interactive pen display in lecture.