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ERIC Number: EJ1221050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Five Misconceptions about Black Holes
Pinochet, Jorge
Physics Education, v54 n5 Article 055003 Sep 2019
Given the great interest that black holes arouse among non-specialists, it is important to analyse misconceptions related to them. According to the author, the most common misconceptions are that: (1) black holes are formed from stellar collapse; (2) they are very massive; (3) they are very dense; (4) their gravity absorbs everything; and (5) they are black. The objective of this work is to analyse and correct these misconceptions. This article may be useful as pedagogical material in high school physics courses or in introductory courses in undergraduate physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A