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ERIC Number: EJ824986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
The Sport-Utility Vehicle: Debating Fuel-Economy Standards in Thermodynamics
Mayer, Shannon
Journal of College Science Teaching, v38 n2 p18-23 Dec 2008
This paper describes a debate about national fuel-economy standards for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) used as a foundation for exploring a public policy issue in the physical science classroom. The subject of automobile fuel economy benefits from a familiarity with thermodynamics, specifically heat engines, and is therefore applicable to a broad range of courses found in the disciplines of physics, chemistry, and engineering. This topic could also be discussed, with somewhat less technical sophistication, in a physical science course for nonscience majors. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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