Archived Versions

6.163 Strobe Project Laboratory

As taught in: Fall 2005

A bullet shot through fruit.

As in the famous photographs by Prof. Harold "Doc" Edgerton, strobe lighting makes possible an accurately timed photograph of a bullet passing through two pieces of fruit. (Image courtesy of Tara Andrews, Ruben Brown, Francisco Delatorre, and Heather Hooper. Used with permission.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. James Bales

Course Features

Course Description

This is a laboratory experience course with a focus on photography, electronic imaging, and light measurement, much of it at short duration. In addition to teaching these techniques, the course provides students with experience working in a laboratory and teaches good work habits and techniques for approaching laboratory work. A major purpose of 6.163 is to provide students with many opportunities to sharpen their communication skills: oral, written, and visual.