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ERIC Number: EJ1174738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Time Measurements with a Mobile Device Using Sound
Wisman, Raymond F.; Spahn, Gabriel; Forinash, Kyle
Physics Education, v53 n3 Article 035012 May 2018
Data collection is a fundamental skill in science education, one that students generally practice in a controlled setting using equipment only available in the classroom laboratory. However, using smartphones with their built-in sensors and often free apps, many fundamental experiments can be performed outside the laboratory. Taking advantage of these tools often require creative approaches to data collection and exploring alternative strategies for experimental procedures. As examples, we present several experiments using smartphones and apps that record and analyze sound to measure a variety of physical properties.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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