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ERIC Number: EJ945882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Galilean Tracks in the Physics Lab
Hellman, Walter
Physics Teacher, v49 n8 p474-477 Nov 2011
Variations of Galileo's famous track experiments in acceleration are commonly performed in high school and college. The purpose of this article is to present a sequence of three low-tech basic kinematics experiments using Galilean tracks that can be set up extremely quickly and yet generally yield excellent results. A low-cost construction method for the tracks is also given. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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