Title:
My Favorite Exam Question
Authors:
Styer, Daniel
Abstract:
My favorite exam question comes from the final exam in an introductory mechanics course: A rolling 31 ton railroad boxcar collides with a stationary flatcar. The coupling mechanism activates so the cars latch together and roll down the track attached. Of the initial kinetic energy, 38% dissipates as heat, sound, vibrations, mechanical deformation, and so forth. How much does the flatcar weigh?
Citation:
Styer, Dan. 2015. "My Favorite Exam Question." The Physics Teacher 53: 535.
Publisher:
American Association of Physics Teachers
DATE ISSUED:
2015-12
Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Type:
Article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1119/1.4935763
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/593482

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dc.date.accessioned2016-01-14T14:19:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-14T14:19:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.citationStyer, Dan. 2015. "My Favorite Exam Question." The Physics Teacher 53: 535.en
dc.identifier.issn0031-921Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/593482en
dc.description.abstractMy favorite exam question comes from the final exam in an introductory mechanics course: A rolling 31 ton railroad boxcar collides with a stationary flatcar. The coupling mechanism activates so the cars latch together and roll down the track attached. Of the initial kinetic energy, 38% dissipates as heat, sound, vibrations, mechanical deformation, and so forth. How much does the flatcar weigh?en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Association of Physics Teachersen
dc.identifier.doi10.1119/1.4935763en
dc.subject.departmentPhysics and Astronomyen_US
dc.titleMy Favorite Exam Questionen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Physics Teacheren
dc.identifier.volume53en_US
dc.identifier.startpage535en_US
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