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This student activity is designed to help upper division undergraduate students work with central forces in classical mechanics. A hockey puck is tethered to the center of an air-hockey table, and the students observe the motion of the hockey puck, allowing them to observe the effects of central forces on the puck. Students are asked to plot the potential energy graph of the hockey puck. An instructor's guide is available to help guide the activity along with the student handout.

This material is part of the Paradigms in Physics project at Oregon State University. This work promotes the use of active student learning in upper division physics courses. Both learning materials and learning strategies are provided to help both students and instructors.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Central Forces
- Work and Energy
= Conservation of Energy
Education Practices
- Active Learning
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Demonstration
= Instructor Guide/Manual
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© 2008 Corinne Manogue, Pardigms in Physics Team
NSF Numbers:
9653250
0088901
0231032
0231194
0618877
0837829
Keywords:
Classical Mechanics, Paradigms, Small Group Activity, central forces, potential energy
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 14, 2012 by Zachary Davis
Record Updated:
June 26, 2014 by Bruce Mason
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(Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), WWW Document, (http://physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfairhockey).
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Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), <http://physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfairhockey>.
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Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable. (2012, August 21). Retrieved August 20, 2014, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfairhockey
Chicago Format
National Science Foundation. Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 21, 2012. http://physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfairhockey (accessed 20 August 2014).
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Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, 2008. 21 Aug. 2012. National Science Foundation. 20 Aug. 2014 <http://physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfairhockey>.
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