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ERIC Number: EJ930482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Can You Tell the Density of the Watermelon from This Photograph?
Foong, See Kit; Lim, Chim Chai
Physics Education, v45 n4 p352-355 Jul 2010
Based on a photograph, the density of a watermelon floating in a pail of water is estimated with different levels of simplification--with and without consideration of refraction and three-dimensional effects. The watermelon was approximated as a sphere. The results of the theoretical estimations were verified experimentally. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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