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ERIC Number: EJ1174724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A New Approach to Determine the Density of Liquids and Solids without Measuring Mass and Volume: Introducing the "Solidensimeter"
Kiriktas, Halit; Sahin, Mehmet; Eslek, Sinan; Kiriktas, Irem
Physics Education, v53 n3 Article 035009 May 2018
This study aims to design a mechanism with which the density of any solid or liquid can be determined without measuring its mass and volume in order to help students comprehend the concept of density more easily. The "solidensimeter" comprises of two scaled and nested glass containers (graduated cylinder or beaker) and sufficient water. In this method, the density measurement was made using the Archimedes' principle stating that an object fully submerged in a liquid displaces the same amount of liquid as its volume, while an object partially submerged or floating displaces the same amount of liquid as its mass. Using this method, the density of any solids or liquids can be determined using a simple mathematical ratio. At the end of the process a mechanism that helps students to comprehend the density topic more easily was designed. The system is easy-to-design, uses low-cost equipment and enables one to determine the density of any solid or liquid without measuring its mass and volume.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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