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The Physics Teacher
published by the American Association of Physics Teachers
written by Robert Egler
This article, from The Physics Teacher, provides an explanation of the physics of how water puts out fires. It also contains a description of how firefighters determine the water pressure for their hoses--and this physics is taught in fire academies.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 28, Issue 9, Pages 599
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© 1990 AAPT
DOI:
10.1119/1.2343173
PACSs:
44.60.+k
47.55.Ea
82.40.Py
65.50.+m
Keywords:
Friction, Pressure, Pressure head, combustion, fire, firefighter, heat of vaporization, pressure, water
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Metadata instance created October 29, 2007 by Ann Deml
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July 7, 2009 by Ed Lee
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December 1, 1990
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R. Egler, Phys. Teach. 28 (9), 599 (1990), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343173).
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R. Egler, The Physics of Firefighting, Phys. Teach. 28 (9), 599 (1990), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343173>.
APA Format
Egler, R. (1990, December 1). The Physics of Firefighting. Phys. Teach., 28(9), 599. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343173
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Egler, Robert. "The Physics of Firefighting." Phys. Teach. 28, no. 9, (December 1, 1990): 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343173 (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Egler, Robert. "The Physics of Firefighting." Phys. Teach. 28.9 (1990): 599. 14 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343173>.
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