1A60.15 - Scaling - Drawing in Perspective

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Scaling - Drawing in Perspective
Area of Study:
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics", TPT, Vol. 52, #7, Oct. 2014, p. 438.
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics: Scaling the Eiffel Tower", TPT, Vol. 52, #6, Sept. 2014, p. 330.
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics: Coalescing Spheres", TPT, Vol. 46, #2, Feb. 2008, p. 76.
  • George Barnes, "Physics and Size in Biological Systems", TPT, Vol. 27, #4, Apr. 1989, p. 234.
  • Chris Waltham, "Scaling in Model Aircraft", AJP, Vol. 65, #11, Nov. 1997, p. 1082.
  • "M-034. Hair Diameter", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook, 1993.
  • Don Rathjen and Paul Doherty, "Perspective Window", Square Wheels, 2002, p. 73 - 76.

Disclaimer: These demonstrations are provided only for illustrative use by persons affiliated with The University of Iowa and only under the direction of a trained instructor or physicist.  The University of Iowa is not responsible for demonstrations performed by those using their own equipment or who choose to use this reference material for their own purpose.  The demonstrations included here are within the public domain and can be found in materials contained in libraries, bookstores, and through electronic sources.  Performing all or any portion of any of these demonstrations, with or without revisions not depicted here entails inherent risks.  These risks include, without limitation, bodily injury (and possibly death), including risks to health that may be temporary or permanent and that may exacerbate a pre-existing medical condition; and property loss or damage.  Anyone performing any part of these demonstrations, even with revisions, knowingly and voluntarily assumes all risks associated with them.