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published by the Paradigms in Physics Program
written by Corinne A. Manogue
This kinesthetic activity is designed to help upper-division undergraduate students visualize possible graphs of the potential energy for central force motion. Students observe the motion of a puck tethered to the center of an air table and then generate a graph (of their choice) of the potential energy of the puck. The whole class wrap-up discussion addresses the different graphs students generated and the canonical graphs used by professional physicists.
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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Paradigms in Physics Team
NSF Numbers:
9653250
0231194
0618877
1023120
Paradigm ID:
cfairhockey
Keywords:
Central Forces, Classical Mechanics, Kinesthetic, Paradigms, Potential Energy, Small Group Activity, central forces, potential energy
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 14, 2012 by Zachary Davis
Record Updated:
June 22, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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August 27, 2013
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C. Manogue, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfairhockey).
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C. Manogue, Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfairhockey>.
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Manogue, C. (2013, August 27). Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable. Retrieved July 31, 2015, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfairhockey
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Manogue, Corinne. Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 27, 2013. http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfairhockey (accessed 31 July 2015).
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Manogue, Corinne. Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces on an Airtable. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, 2008. 27 Aug. 2013. National Science Foundation. 31 July 2015 <http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/acts:cfairhockey>.
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