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ERIC Number: EJ1013805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Physical Collisions and the Maximum Power Theorem: An Analogy between Mechanical and Electrical Situations
Harrison, Mark
Physics Education, v48 n2 p207-211 Mar 2013
The maximum power theorem is a useful extension to work on EMF and internal resistance at school level. Furthermore, a very simple physical collision model can be used to show equivalent mathematical patterns to those found with the maximum power theorem and to emphasize fundamental links to ideas of impedance matching. (Contains 2 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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