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ERIC Number: EJ791521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Balancing Beams--For a Few Moments
Kibble, Bob
Physics Education, v43 n3 p280-283 May 2008
A 2 m long wooden beam provides an ideal demonstration tool for exploring moments. A class set is cheap and can be used at introductory and advanced levels. This article explores how such beams can be used to support learning about moments, equilibrium, vectors, and simultaneous equations. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A