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written by K. Vick, Edward F. Redish, and Patrick Cooney
This web page contains an introductory physics homework assignment relating to the motion of a cyclist riding a 12-speed bicycle, developed as an alternative to traditional textbook homework.  Students use observational skills and mathematical modeling, combined with basic physics, to solve problems related to the use of a racing bicycle.  The problem integrates concepts of torque, friction, force, and acceleration.

This item is part of a larger collection of alternative homework assignments designed for introductory physics students.  Each assignment poses a series of questions about a single context.  To successfully complete assignments, students must think critically about how the physical situation is represented by mathematics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
= Dynamic Torque
= Friction
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Rotational Dynamics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
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Keywords:
ABP, Activity Based Physics, acceleration, bicycle, experiential learning, force, force, force body diagram, friction, torque
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Metadata instance created July 15, 2008 by Christopher Bares
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June 6, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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June 25, 2002
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K. Vick, E. Redish, and P. Cooney, (2002), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/bicycle.htm).
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K. Vick, E. Redish, and P. Cooney, Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Bicycle (2002), <http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/bicycle.htm>.
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Vick, K., Redish, E., & Cooney, P. (2002, June 25). Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Bicycle. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/bicycle.htm
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Vick, K, E. Redish, and P. Cooney. Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Bicycle. June 25, 2002. http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/bicycle.htm (accessed 23 April 2014).
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Vick, K., Edward F. Redish, and Patrick Cooney. Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Bicycle. 2002. 25 June 2002. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/abp/aha/bicycle.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "K. Vick and Edward F. Redish and Patrick Cooney", Title = {Activity Based Physics Alternative Homework Assignments: Bicycle}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 April 2014}, Month = {June 25, 2002}, Year = {2002} }
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