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ERIC Number: EJ590378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Another Surprise in Mechanics: Styrofoam and Toys.
van den Berg, Ed; Bonifacio, Nestor; Embalzado, Renante; Ravelo, Mike
Physics Teacher, v37 n6 p338 Sep 1999
Describes a safe but qualitative alternative to an experiment in which bullets are shot into wooden blocks from below, with some bullets hitting the blocks in the center and others off-center. Explains why the off-center blocks reach greater heights in spite of the fact that the bullet's energy is divided between translational and rotational kinetic energy. (WRM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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