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ERIC Number: EJ880918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
The Buzzer--A Novel Physical Perspective on a Classical Toy
Schlichting, H. Joachim; Suhr, Wilfried
European Journal of Physics, v31 n3 p501-510 May 2010
We present a physically interesting toy, which is easily constructed and operated--the so-called buzzer. In spite of its simplicity, its physical analysis turns out to be rather complex. Thus, it comes as no surprise that most of its users are not familiar with the underlying physical mechanism. In this paper we propose a physical model which allows for the qualitative and quantitative description of the fundamental physical properties of the buzzer and report on the good agreement between theoretical and experimental data. The model is designed to give a basis for further simplification. (Contains 13 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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