Eye tubes used in high school physics lab class

Eye tubes used in high school physics lab class

Post by Robert Case » Mon, 06 Jan 2003 14:24:53



I remember, way back in 1971, when men walked on the
Moon, having in high school a physics lab involving the
use of an eye tube, 6AF6 IIRC.  I can't remember what
we were to measure, something involving electrons of
course.  Probably electrostatic force or electron mass or
charge?   Anyone do such labs in high school physics?
 
 
 

Eye tubes used in high school physics lab class

Post by Casi » Sat, 11 Jan 2003 09:39:00


The 6AF6 is used to measure the mass of an electron.  I swiped a bunch
of 6AF6's back in high school in 1998 (dated 1973), initially intended
for decorating a Christmas tree.  I feel bad having done all that when
the physics teacher gave me some tubes and panel meters as a Christmas
gift.

C.W.

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> I remember, way back in 1971, when men walked on the
> Moon, having in high school a physics lab involving the
> use of an eye tube, 6AF6 IIRC.  I can't remember what
> we were to measure, something involving electrons of
> course.  Probably electrostatic force or electron mass or
> charge?   Anyone do such labs in high school physics?