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written by Jim Nelson and Jane Nelson
This activity from the PTRA manual "Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics" is a life-sized activity for students to investigate the forces and torques acting on the supports of a simple bridge.
Book Title: The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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= Laboratory
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© 1995 American Association of Physics Teachers
Keywords:
bridge forces, forces, moment of inertia, statics, torque
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Metadata instance created June 18, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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May 21, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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January 1, 1995
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AIP Format
J. Nelson and J. Nelson, in The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (1995), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3811&DocID=119).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Nelson and J. Nelson, Role of the Laboratory: Force Distribution in The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (1995), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3811&DocID=119>.
APA Format
Nelson, J., & Nelson, J. (1995). Role of the Laboratory: Force Distribution. In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3811&DocID=119
Chicago Format
Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "Role of the Laboratory: Force Distribution." In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3811&DocID=119 (accessed 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "Role of the Laboratory: Force Distribution." The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. 1 Jan. 1995. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3811&DocID=119>.
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Force Distribution is part of the AAPT/PTRA Manual, "Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics".

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