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Title: A Bad Day for Sandy Dayton
Author: Barbara J. Duch
105 Pearson Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Target Audience: Introductory, non-majors
Keywords: auto accident, forces, mechanical energy, motion, physical science
Length of Time/Staging: 1-5 weeks interspersed with mini-lectures/whole class discussion.
Abstract: Designed to help nonscience majors understand forces, motion and mechanical energy while reconstructing a rear-end auto accident that occurs outside their classroom building. They explore the relationship between speed and stopping distance, reaction time and stopping distance, and design and safety features of seatbelts and airbags.
Date Submitted: 10/17/2000
Date Published: 1/16/2001
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  © Barbara Duch, Univ. of Delaware, 2001.
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