We can often find beautifully complex phenomena hidden in seemingly basic systems. This column describes a sequence of experiments that introductory students can undertake to explore elastic systems. The three experiments are all stylistically unique, but they share the feature of guided inquiry, posing a problem for the students, and allowing them the freedom to investigate.
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TALKIN’ PHYSICS| November 01 2019
From the simple to the surprisingly complex – An incremental study of elasticity
Phys. Teach. 57, 570–571 (2019)
Bradley Allen; From the simple to the surprisingly complex – An incremental study of elasticity. Phys. Teach. 1 November 2019; 57 (8): 570–571. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5131137
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