ERIC Number: ED190753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Unified Technical Concepts. Module 5: Resistance.
Technical Education Research Center, Waco, TX.
This concept module on resistance 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 (1) the phenomenon referred to in a general way as resistance and (2) the application of the concept of resistance to mechanical, fluidal, electrical, and thermal systems. Included with the concept module are nineteen 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 Static and Sliding Friction; Effect of Lubricants; Rolling Friction; Laminar and Turbulent Flow; Viscosity; Fluid Resistance in Pipes; Valves and Regulators; Shock Absorbers; Drag-Resistance to Motion through Fluids; Ohm's Law; Series and Parallel Resistors; Internal Resistance of a Battery; Conductors, Semiconductors, and Insulators; Resistance of Wires; Resistance of Semiconductor Junctions; Resistance of Gas Laser Tubes; Volt-Ohm Milliammeter; Thermal Conductivity; and Heat Flow through Insulation. (LRA)
Descriptors: Electric Circuits, Electricity, Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Mechanics (Physics), Motion, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Technical Education, 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.