CODEN: AJPIAS    ISSN: 0002-9505

EDITOR:

Jan Tobochnik,
American Journal of Physics
Kalamazoo College
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Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006
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E-mail: [email protected]
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Associate Editor:  Harvey Gould, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
Assistant Editor:  Martin Ligare, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837
Assistant to the Editor:  Keegan O’Connor, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006
Consulting Editors:  Barry R. Holstein and William J. Mullin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
John Mallinckrodt, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California 91768
Apparatus and Demonstrations Notes Editor:  Jeffrey S. Dunham, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Book Review Editor:  Daniel V. Schroeder, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah 84408
Physics Education Research Section Editor:  Karen Cummings, Southern Connecticut University, New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Resource Letter Editor:  Roger H. Stuewer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Editorial Advisory Board:

David J. Griffiths, Reed College
Richard A. Matzner, University of Texas
Elaine Oran, US Naval Research Lab
Eric Poisson, University of Guelph
Joseph R. Priest, Miami University
Sidney Redner, Boston University
Bruce R. Thomas, Carleton College
Michael B. Weissman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andrew Zangwill, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Diane Schubach, Group Leader
Susan Sinsabaugh, Lead Production Editor

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American Association
of Physics Teachers

OFFICERS AND
EXECUTIVE BOARD

Ken HellerPresident
  University of Minnesota
  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Harvey LeffPresident-Elect
  California State Polytechnic University
  Pomona, California

Lila AdairVice President
  Piedmont College
  Demorest, Georgia

Mary Beth MonroeSecretary
  Southwest Texas Junior College
  Uvalde, Texas

Charles E. RobertsonTreasurer
  University of Washington
  Seattle, Washington

Richard W. PetersonPast President
  Bethel University
  St. Paul, Minnesota

Randolph S. Peterson
  Chair of Section Representatives
  University of the South
  Sewanee, Tennessee

Alan Gibson
  Vice Chair of Section Representatives
  Adams High School
  Rochester, Minnesota

John Roeder
  Calhoun School
  New York, New York

Ruth Chabay
  North Carolina State University
  Raleigh, North Carolina

Dwain Desbien/b>
  Estrella Mountain Comm. College
  Avondale, Arizona

Karl C. MamolaEditor
  Ex Officio

  The Physics Teacher
  Appalachian State University
  Boone, North Carolina

Jan TobochnikEditor
   Ex Officio

  American Journal of Physics
  Kalamazoo College
  Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bernard V. KhouryExecutive Officer
  Ex Officio

  AAPT
  College Park, Maryland

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Mary Beth MonroeChair
  Southwest Texas Junior College
  Uvalde, Texas

Randolph S. PetersonRecording Secretary
  University of the South   Seqanee, Tennessee

Robert J. Beichner
  North Carolina State University
  Raleigh, North Carolina

Karl C. Mamola
  Appalachian State University
  Boone, North Carolina

Bruce A. Mason
  University of Oklahoma
  Norman, Oklahoma

Richard Peterson
  Bethel University
  St. Paul, Minnesota

Charles E. Robertson
  University of Washington
  Seattle, Washington

John L. Roeder
  Calhoun School
  New York, New York

Roger H. Stuewer
  University of Washington
  Seattle, Washington

Roger H. Stuewer
  University of Minnesota
  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jan Tobochnik
  Kalamazoo College
  Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bernard V. KhouryEx Officio
  AAPT
  College Park, Maryland

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