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ERIC Number: EJ848933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Faster than the Brighter-Light Beacon
Baune, S.
Physics Education, v44 n3 p296-300 May 2009
We analyse the motion of a spot of light projected onto a flat screen by a rotating source. We find that the motion of the spot has many interesting features such as spot splitting and superluminal effects. Our discussion is well suited for undergraduates and can be an interesting add-on in their curriculum, giving them new insights into the effects of kinematics. (Contains 1 footnote and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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