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ERIC Number: EJ1131125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Tilting a Wobbly Chair
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Physics Education, v52 n2 Article 023006 Mar 2017
If a small object is placed under the front leg of a chair, the chair tilts backwards. If the object is placed under a rear leg, the chair tilts sideways. The effect is surprising but can be analysed in terms of elementary physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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