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ERIC Number: EJ1044250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Modern Analogue of Ohm's Historical Experiment
Mayer, V. V.; Varaksina, E. I.
Physics Education, v49 n6 p689-692 Nov 2014
Students receive a more complete conception of scientific cognition methods if they reproduce fundamentally important historical investigations on their own. Ohm's investigation realized in 1826 is one of these. This paper presents a simple and accessible experimental unit, in which Ohm's ideas are implemented with the help of modern means. The unit includes a differential copper/constantan thermocouple, a solenoid, a compass and a spirit lamp. Doing the experiment, students investigate the dependence of current on the electromotive force of the source, source resistance and load resistance.
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Language: English
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