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ERIC Number: EJ868562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Force Transducer from a Junk Electronic Balance
Aguilar, Horacio Munguia; Aguilar, Francisco Armenta
Physics Education, v44 n6 p652-654 Nov 2009
It is shown how the load cell from a junk electronic balance can be used as a force transducer for physics experiments. Recovering this device is not only an inexpensive way of getting a valuable laboratory tool but also very useful didactic work on electronic instrumentation. Some experiments on mechanics with this transducer are possible after a careful calibration and proper conditioning. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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