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ERIC Number: EJ1049053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Bicycle Freewheeling with Air Drag as a Physics Experiment
Janssen, Paul; Janssens, Ewald
Physics Teacher, v53 n1 p25-28 Jan 2015
To familiarize first-year students with the important ingredients of a physics experiment, we offer them a project close to their daily life: measuring the effect of air resistance on a bicycle. Experiments are done with a bicycle freewheeling on a downhill slope. The data are compared with equations of motions corresponding to different models for the air resistance on a moving object. The relevant parameters are extracted from the data and the validity of the different models is be discussed. Finally findings are presented in a poster session.
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: pubs@aapt.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A