Title

The Foley Acoustic Wave Front Slides

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

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.

Journal

The Physics Teacher

Volume

42

First Page

231

Last Page

235