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ERIC Number: EJ775815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Teaching Motion with the Global Positioning System
Budisa, Marko; Planinsic, Gorazd
Physics Education, v38 n6 p512-518 Nov 2003
We have used the GPS receiver and a PC interface to track different types of motion. Various hands-on experiments that enlighten the physics of motion at the secondary school level are suggested (visualization of 2D and 3D motion, measuring car drag coefficient and fuel consumption). (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A