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Title: The Physics Classroom: Energy Transformation for Downhill Skiing
Url: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/se.cfm
Creator: Henderson, Tom
Publisher: Physics Classroom
Description: Created by Tom Henderson of Physics Classroom.com, this page features an animation of a skiier descending down a 58-meter slope. The first part of the animation depicts the changing ratio of potential-to-kinetic energy. At the end of the run, the skiier encounters unpacked snow and loses total mechanical energy to the dissipative force of friction. Bar graphs for W (Work) and TME (Total Mechanical Energy) illustrate the relationship between work and mechanical energy. This activity contains a full text discussion of each process as it occurs. This lesson is part of a comprehensive online tutorial written for high school physics students.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Energy transfer
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics -- Force
Physics -- Kinetic energy
Physics -- Potential energy
Physics -- Work
Physics -- Friction
Date Issued: 2009
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: The Physics Classroom
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
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Resource URL Clicks: 1
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