ERIC Number: EJ1044250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Investigations, Science Education History, Science Experiments, Units of Study, Kinetics, Motion, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Science Equipment, Energy, Power Technology
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