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ERIC Number: EJ1145997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Focus on Physics: The Delightful Catenary Curve
Hewitt, Paul G.
Science Teacher, v84 n4 p14-16 Apr 2017
When teaching how "tension" and "compression" relate to geometrical structures such as bridges, arches, and domes, The author shows a picture of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, completed in the 14th century, and presents a lesson on using the curve called a catenary to explain how he teaches about tension and compression related to geometrical structures such as bridges, arches, and domes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France (Paris); United Kingdom (London)