ERIC Number: ED190749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Unified Technical Concepts. Module 1: Force.
Technical Education Research Center, Waco, TX.
This concept module on force is one of thirteen modules that provide a flexible, laboratory-based physics instructional package designed to meet the specialized needs of students in two-year, postsecondary technical schools. Each of the thirteen concept modules discusses a single physics concept and how it is applied to each energy system. This module discusses the concept of force and forcelike quantities as they apply to four energy systems: mechanical, fluidal, electrical, and thermal. The forcelike quantities as discussed are force, torque, pressure, voltage, and temperature difference. Included with the concept module are eighteen application modules that discuss a specific application of a single concept in a single energy system, and contain a student laboratory exercise. Laboratory modules included are Gravity; Addition of Mechanical Forces; Addition of Torques; Mechanical Equilibrium in Structures; Stress and Strain; Tension in Wires and Cables; Atmospheric Pressure; Density, Buoyancy, and Specific Gravity; Hydraulic Jack; Manometers; Potential Difference and Charge Flow; Series and Parallel Voltage Sources; Electric Forces and Fields; Magnetic Forces and Fields; Lead-Acid Storage Battery; Thermometers; Temperature Differences and Heat Flow; and Thermal Stress. (LRA)
Descriptors: Electric Batteries, Electricity, Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Force, Kinetics, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Mechanics (Physics), Motion, Physics, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Technical Education, Temperature, Thermal Environment, Thermodynamics, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study
UTC Coordinator, Technical Education Research Center--Southwest, 4201 Lake Shore Dr., Waco, TX 76710 (Concept Modules, $0.80 each; Application and Supplementary Modules, $0.40 each; Notebook for Modules, $2.25; Instructor's Guide, $8.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Waco, TX.
Note: For related documents see CE 025 465-480.