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ERIC Number: EJ880928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Experimenting from a Distance--Determination of Speed of Light by a Remotely Controlled Laboratory (RCL)
Grober, S.; Vetter, M.; Eckert, B.; Jodl, H.-J.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n3 p563-572 May 2010
The speed of light is an essential topic in the teaching of physics at school and at university, either with respect to the type of experiment or of course with respect to its genuine inherent importance. In reality, the various available experiments are hardly ever performed in class for many reasons. Therefore, we offer this experiment as a remotely controlled laboratory (RCL). An RCL is a real experiment setup at location A which can be controlled via the Internet by a user at a distant location B. It allows several actions like in the hands-on experiment and delivers convincing results. Finally, we present experiences of the use of the RCL, describe the added value of this experiment as an RCL and give hints for implementing the RCL in teaching. (Contains 1 table, 7 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A