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Title: Role of the Laboratory: Power Transfer
Url: http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3815&Doc...
Creator: Nelson, Jane
Nelson, Jim
Publisher: ComPADRE
Description: In this activity from the AAPT/PTRA manual "Role of the Laboratory in Teaching Introductory Physics", students are asked to find the condition for maximum power transfer from a power supply to a load resistor. By adding an "internal resistor" to a power supply it can be made a variable in a typical power transfer laboratory activity. Students who have studied calculus can do a maximization calculation to check the results of this activity.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Energy transfer
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Apparatus and materials -- Other, A-Z -- Resistors
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Date Issued: 1995
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: PSRC, Jim & Jane Nelson
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: DC Circuits
Electricity & Magnetism
internal resistance
maximum power
voltage divider
Date Of Record Release: 2008-07-07 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-06-02 11:05:43 (W3C-DTF)
Source: comPADRE
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