ERIC Number: EJ1025121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Evaluating a Surprising Claim
Hayden, Howard C.
Physics Teacher, v51 n8 p493-494 Nov 2013
A television advertisement and a website present an interesting question: can rail company CSX "really" move a ton of freight 468 miles on a gallon of fuel, or is the claim preposterous? Let us examine the claim, first by understanding what is meant, looking at their data, and then converting units to examine the claim quantitatively.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Transportation, Fuels, Fuel Consumption, Scientific Concepts, Natural Resources
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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