Grinnell College

Physics Historical Museum


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You can see pictures and read descriptions of some of the many hundreds of items in the Grinnell College Physics Historical Museum. For a history of the museum, click here. 

Items in the museum are organized into two broad categories: those instruments used for demonstration or laboratory work in physics and those things which are related to physics but are not primarily intended for demonstration or laboratory exercises. The second are lumped under Technology. The first are subdivided into Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Acoustics, and X-rays. Click on the name below to go to that section.

Mechanics ~ Electricity and Magnetism ~ Optics ~ Acoustics ~ X-rays



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These pages were last updated 9-3-2001