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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This interactive problem presents the two-dimensional motion situation of swimming directly across a stream that has a current speed of 10 feet/minute. For beginning students, it requires thought to realize that the current is countering the motion to swim in a straight line. The author helps learners with the conceptual reasoning, then takes them through each step of finding the x components of the two vector velocities to solve the problem. This resource is part of a larger collection of interactive problems developed by the Illinois Physics Education Research Group.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Velocity
= Position & Displacement
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2002 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
current, position, vector, vector components, velocity
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created January 26, 2008 by Alea Smith
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November 11, 2014 by Caroline Hall
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August 29, 2014
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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2002), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_swim_across_stream).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Stream Crossing, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2002), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_swim_across_stream>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2014, August 29). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Stream Crossing. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_swim_across_stream
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Stream Crossing. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 29, 2014. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_swim_across_stream (accessed 9 July 2020).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Stream Crossing. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2002. 29 Aug. 2014. 9 July 2020 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/02/IE_swim_across_stream>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Stream Crossing}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {9 July 2020}, Month = {August 29, 2014}, Year = {2002} }
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