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Amusement Park Engineer—Bumper Cars

by: Arthur Eisenkraft and Shu-Yee Chen Freake

In this activity, students use PhET simulation to create a proposal for a design of a set of bumper cars that are safe, fair, and fun for children, teenagers, and adults. This selection highlights the physics concept of momentum, as well as the core engineering concepts of design, analysis, and models. It includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Summary of Contents by Chapter, About the Editors, Contributors, and Index.

Level

High School

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2018Pages 42Stock # PB432X_6E

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