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ERIC Number: EJ896404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Experimenting from a Distance in the Case of Rutherford Scattering
Grober, S.; Vetter, M.; Eckert, B.; Jodl, H. -J.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n4 p727-733 Jul 2010
The Rutherford scattering experiment plays a central role in working out atomic models in physics and chemistry. Nevertheless, the experiment is rarely performed at school or in introductory physics courses at university. Therefore, we realized this experiment as a remotely controlled laboratory (RCL), i.e. the experiment is set up in reality and can be operated by a computer via the Internet. We present results of measurements and supplementary didactical material. In addition, we make suggestions on how to use the RCL in class and we describe the added value of performing this experiment as an RCL. (Contains 5 footnotes and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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