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ERIC Number: EJ984091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Sympathetic Resonance: A New Use for an Old Demonstration
Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.
Physics Teacher, v50 n6 p369 Sep 2012
I spent the 1972-73 academic year on sabbatical leave at the Kingston, Jamaica, campus of the University of the West Indies. One of my duties was to give Saturday morning enrichment lectures to the students, and the best one was on suspension bridges. The demonstration lecture then went on tour to high schools in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. During the course of the talk, I "built" the suspension bridge in Fig. 1; this picture was published in the January 1974 issue of "The Physics Teacher."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cayman Islands; Jamaica