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ERIC Number: EJ901526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Mean Free Path in Soccer and Gases
Luzuriaga, J.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n5 p1071-1076 Sep 2010
The trajectories of the molecules in an ideal gas and of the ball in a soccer game are compared. The great difference between these motions and some similarities are discussed. This example could be suitable for discussing many concepts in kinetic theory in a way that can be pictured by students for getting a more intuitive understanding. It could be suitable for an introductory course in vacuum techniques or undergraduate courses in kinetic theory of gases. Without going into the slightly harder quantitative results, the analysis presented might be used for introducing some ideas of kinetic theory qualitatively to high school students. (Contains 4 footnotes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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