ERIC Number: EJ520752
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
The Rail Gun.
Stewart, Gay B.
Physics Teacher, v34 n2 p122-24 Feb 1996
Presents a rail gun demonstration that addresses a broad group of educational goals in introductory electricity and magnetism. Uses a battery-powered circuit consisting of a movable conductor placed across two conducting rails in a magnetic field to review mechanics, foster approximate reasoning and lateral class discussion, and demonstrate the use of physics in calculating properties of the universe. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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