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written by Jim Nelson and Jane Nelson
In this activity from the PTRA Resource Guide "The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics", students investigate the timing of a traffic light to see if it is appropriately set.  This activity provides a real world example of the use of kinematics.
Book Title: The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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= Laboratory
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© 1995 American Association of Physics Teachers
Keywords:
motion, speed, stopping time, timing motion
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Metadata instance created June 18, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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January 11, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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January 1, 1995
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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=3809&DocID=117).
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J. Nelson and J. Nelson, AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory: The Yellow Light Problem, in The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics (1995), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3809&DocID=117>.
APA Format
Nelson, J., & Nelson, J. (1995). AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory: The Yellow Light Problem. In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. Retrieved October 26, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3809&DocID=117
Chicago Format
Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory: The Yellow Light Problem." In The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3809&DocID=117 (accessed 26 October 2014).
MLA Format
Nelson, Jim, and Jane Nelson. "AAPT/PTRA Role of the Laboratory: The Yellow Light Problem." The Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics. 1995. 1 Jan. 1995. 26 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3809&DocID=117>.
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