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ERIC Number: EJ1037265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
An Apparent Paradox: Catt's Anomaly
Pieraccini, M.; Selleri, S.
Physics Education, v48 n6 p718-722 Nov 2013
Catt's anomaly is a sort of "thought experiment" (a "gedankenexperiment") where electrons seem to travel at the speed of light. Although its author argued with conviction for many years, it has a clear and satisfactory solution and it can be considered indubitably just an apparent paradox. Nevertheless, it is curious and very intriguing, and able to capture the attention of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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