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ERIC Number: EJ858700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Proposal to Introduce a Topic of Contemporary Physics into High-School Teaching
Santos, Wilma M.S.; Luiz, Adir M.; de Carvalho, Carlos R.
Physics Education, v44 n5 p511-516 Sep 2009
This article presents an approach to integrate contemporary physics into high-school teaching. We present a simple way to understand mass spectroscopy using basic physics concepts, so that high-school students may have contact with recent topics of modern research. The main features of a time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometer using secondary school physics concepts are discussed. The use of home-made apparatus is described. Some results obtained with CsI samples showing the dependence between mass and TOF are presented.(Contains 1 footnote and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A