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ERIC Number: EJ1056921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Physics of Swinging a Striking Implement
Cross, Rod
Physics Education, v50 n2 p232-236 Mar 2015
The act of swinging an object such as a hammer or a tennis racket involves the application of forces and torques in a manner that is intuitively obvious to the person performing the task, but is probably much less obvious to the average physics student. This article describes the basic mechanics of the problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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