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ERIC Number: EJ1014248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Hydraulic Jump: Finding Complexity in Turbulent Water
Vondracek, Mark
Science Teacher, v80 n1 p44-48 Jan 2013
Students who do not progress to more advanced science disciplines in college generally do not realize that seemingly simple physical systems are--when studied in detail--more complex than one might imagine. This article presents one such phenomenon--the hydraulic jump--as a way to help students see the complexity behind the seemingly simple, and also to build experience and interest in the practice of science research. (Contains 2 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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