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ERIC Number: EJ896120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Wheel Diameter and Speedometer Reading
Murray, Clifton
Physics Teacher, v48 n6 p416-418 Sep 2010
Most introductory physics students have seen vehicles with nonstandard wheel diameters; some may themselves drive "low-rider" cars or "big-wheel" pickup trucks. But how does changing wheel diameter affect speedometer readout for a given speed? Deriving the answer can be followed readily by students who have been introduced to rotation, and it makes a good illustration of how reasoning in physics can lead to a result that is useful outside the classroom.
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: pubs@aapt.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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