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ERIC Number: EJ926938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Studying Hooke's Law by Using a Pogo Stick
Silva, Nicolas
Physics Teacher, v49 n5 p300-301 May 2011
Perhaps the pogo stick was little Robert Hooke's favorite childhood toy, consisting of a stiff spring inserted in a tube fixed at the upper end and connected to a moveable rod at the other. Hand grips and a foot rest are connected to the tube. The idea is to jump on it taking advantage of the force provided by the spring when it is compressed. Figure 1 shows a schematic of a pogo stick.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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