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Department of Physics
PHYS 490 Seminar on Monday, May 2
Apr 25, 2011
PHYS490 Monday, May 2, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Currens Hall 205
All physics faculty and students are invited.
Speaker: Jeremy Streater
Title: Physics in Bridges
This invention made transportation easier and reliable for many consumers throughout the world. Bridges are structures built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road for the purpose of providing a passage over the obstacle. My presentation will cover the three major types of bridges which are the beam, arch, and suspension bridge. Now there are several forces that act upon these bridges but the two major forces that are most common with these bridges are tension and compression. Finally, I will talk about how the physical forces play a role with these bridges and what makes them different from one another.
Speaker: Bryson Murray
Title: Game Time!!! Which TV Should You Be Watching
Technology is the key element in today's ever changing society. In TVs this is clear
from the classic tube televisions, to the bulky projection televisions, and now to the slick and slim flat screen ones. To satisfy a man's ever going need to have the biggest and best TV in town, they now come in 3 unique flavors LCD, Plasma, and LED. In my presentation I will break down the technology behind all of them and compare and contrast the physics involved in all of them to achieve the goal of biggest and best picture. I will also show how technology has change over the years with TVs. At the end I will discuss the future of televisions and why I feel one of the kinds of televisions is the best.