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ERIC Number: EJ1037505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Magnetic Force and Work: An Accessible Example
Gates, Joshua
Physics Education, v49 n3 p299-302 May 2014
Despite their physics instructors' arguments to the contrary, introductory students can observe situations in which there seems to be compelling evidence for magnetic force doing work. The counterarguments are often highly technical and require physics knowledge beyond the experience of novice students, however. A simple example is presented which can illustrate that all may not be what it seems when energy transfer and the magnetic force are involved. Excel and Python simulations of the process are also provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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