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ERIC Number: EJ787022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Landslides: A Question of Balance
Devitt, John; Loader, Pete
Physics Education, v43 n2 p151-157 Mar 2008
The impression given in some textbooks is that a landslide can be generated by increasing the weight of an unstable block or adding water to a potential slip plane. This demonstration, which might easily be adapted as a student investigation in physics at advanced level, was an attempt to rectify such oversimplifications and explain to students the mechanics of mass movements. (Contains 9 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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