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ERIC Number: EJ876102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Measuring the Flight Speed of Fire Bombers from Photos: An In-Class Exercise in Introductory Kinematics
Lowe, Greg W.; Ayars, Eric
Physics Teacher, v48 n2 p106 Feb 2010
In the western half of the United States, fire bombers are not an uncommon sight. During the "fire season," which can extend from June through November, these specially modified aircraft are used to drop fire retardant chemicals or water on wildfires. It can be an entertaining and instructive classroom exercise to use pictures of these planes in action to calculate the speed of the plane during a drop run.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States