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ERIC Number: EJ937597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Scaling Laws in Galileo: An Educational Proposal
Straulino, S.
Physics Education, v46 n2 p206-210 Mar 2011
In his "Two New Sciences" Galileo Galilei deals with the strength of objects, discussing how it changes with size. Our daily life offers many examples of effects due to change of dimensions and sometimes the consequences are unintuitive. This subject is really interesting for secondary school students and it can be presented through simple demonstrations. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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