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ERIC Number: ED070638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 112
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Physics and Automobile Safety Belts.
Kortman, Peter; Witt, C. Edwin
This collection of problems and experiments related to automobile safety belt usage is intended to serve as a supplement to a standard physics course. Its purpose is to convince the students that the use of safety belts to prevent injury or death is firmly supported by the considerations of physical quantities and laws which apply in a collision situation and hence that wearing belts while driving makes good sense. The material is divided into eight sections according to major physical concepts: velocity, acceleration, momentum, force, impulse, torque, energy, and stress and strain. Each section contains three to four classroom demonstrations, examples and problems, a laboratory experiment, and some programmed instructional materials. Examples and problems are meant to be convincing mathematical verifications that safety belts should be worn every time one drives. Answers to the problems and guiding comments are included. Laboratory exercises are intended to give the student an intuitive feeling for the relevant physical principles and their application to collision situations. Purpose, equipment, procedure, questions, and comments related to the experiment are enumerated. Finally, the programmed learning material contains concept definitions and problems (with answers) for purposes of review. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.