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This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students relating to Newton's Second Law and tension force. A block of known mass hung from the ceiling by a string.  The student is asked to find the tension in the string. A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, from conceptual analysis through quantitative calculation. Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses. This resource is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
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Newton's Second Law, homework problem, interactive problem, tension, tension force
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Metadata instance created January 29, 2008 by Alea Smith
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January 9, 2015 by Caroline Hall
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/04/tension).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Tension, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/04/tension>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2014, August 31). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Tension. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/04/tension
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Tension. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, August 31, 2014. https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/04/tension (accessed 24 November 2020).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Tension. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 31 Aug. 2014. 24 Nov. 2020 <https://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/04/tension>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Tension}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2020}, Number = {24 November 2020}, Month = {August 31, 2014}, Year = {2006} }
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