A lab in the pocket


With the right app, smartphones can become a powerful tool for teaching physics and for increasing the popularity of this important subject.

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Fig. 1: Smartphone sensors.


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Stampfer, C., Heinke, H. & Staacks, S. A lab in the pocket. Nat Rev Mater 5, 169–170 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41578-020-0184-2

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