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ERIC Number: EJ1155492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
How Things Get Heavy: The Nature of Mass
Lincoln, Don
Physics Teacher, v55 n7 p401-405 Oct 2017
Physics can be a weighty subject, full of substance and gravitas. It is therefore perhaps entirely reasonable that a central topic of the discipline is mass. But what is mass, really? What is the origin and nature of this most essential feature of the world around us? And are there any surprises to be had as we dig deeper into that question? In this article, I hope to surprise every reader at least once.
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Language: English
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