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Project Physics Text 1, Concepts of Motion [microform]
Bib ID 5239508
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Physics
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1968 
138 p. 
Summary

Fundamental concepts of motion are presented in this first unit of the Project Physics textbook. Descriptions of motion are made in connection with speeds, accelerations, and their graphical representation. Free-fall bodies are analyzed by using Aristotle's theory and Galileo's work. Dynamics aspects are discussed with a background of mass, force, vectors, laws of motion, equilibrium forces, weight, gravitation, and nature's basic forces. Further information is given in terms of the earth-moon trip, path of a projection, Galilean relativity, circular motion, centripetal acceleration, motion of earth satellites, and simple harmonic motion. Historical developments are stressed in explanation of concepts. A description of Fermi's work and tables of man's place in time and space are included in the prologue. Questions are given at the end of each section as well as at the end of the whole text. Besides illustrations for explanation use, brief answers to the questions are provided. The work of Harvard Project Physics has been financially supported by: the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the United States Office of Education, and Harvard University. (CC)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.

Contract Number: OEC-5-10-058.

ERIC Note: Authorized Interim Version.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Force.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Kinetics.  |  Motion.  |  Physics.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Secondary School Science.  |  Textbook Content.  |  Textbooks.  |  Time.  |  Harvard Project Physics
Other authors/contributors Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Harvard Project Physics
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