The basic design of Phoenix
is well documented and a set of experiments have been developed. To
make it really useful , we need more number of experiments. It should
come from the academic community. As per the suggetions from the
governing council, IUAC is announcing some prizes
for developing new experiments.
The experiment submitted should be usable as a 2 to 3 hour lab
experiment at B.Sc / M.Sc level , having some amount of data analysis
involved. The cost of sensors etc. to be added to the basic
Phoenix box should be reasonable. A brief description of the
proposed experiment may be send to the address given below. They will
and the authors of the selected ones will be provided support to come
to IUAC , if required, to implement and test it. This support is
available to the members of any academic institution within India.
Authors of the experiments found suitable to included in the Degree/PG
course will be given the setup they have developed along with a Phoenix
addition to that a Rs. 10000/- cash award goes
to the best experiment.
Entries may be send to:
Ajith Kumar B.P.
Aruna Asaf Ali marg
New Delhi 110 067
ajith at iuac.res.in
Prizes for problem solving:
Results of some experiments done using Phoenix need to be reproduced
theoretically. In the experiment of electromagnetic induction, we drop
a magnet through a coil and get a voltage waveform like:
Generate the same from
the equations of electromagnetic induction. The deciding parameters are:
1. dimensions of the
coil and number of turns ( dia = 1.5 cm, length = 1 cm, 5000 turns)
2. length and strength
of the magnet ( length = 1 cm, strength not measured)
3. velocity (dropped
from a height of 5 to 10 cm, one can assume a constant velocity)
Those who submit the
equations V(t) or V(d) (d is the distance from coil to
magnet) that will give the above curve
will be rewarded with a
Phoenix Kit. Equations to be verified using simple computer programs.