Analyzing Student Writing in Physics. Lars Schweidenback With Scott Franklin of PAER*RIT and Lisa Hermsen of the Dept of Lang. and Lit. Rochester Institute of Technology. The Basis:. People write in class Notes, labs, work sheets, papers, etc.
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With Scott Franklin of PAER*RIT
and Lisa Hermsen of the Dept of Lang. and Lit.
Rochester Institute of Technology
* American Institute of Physics. Style Manual for Guidelines in the Preparation of Papers. 4th ed. New York: American Institute of Physics, 1990
Style from Paragraph to Paragraph
If the weight of the displaced water, which equals the buoyant force upward on the object, is greater than the pull of gravity downward, then the object will float.
A ball of clay dropped into water sinks, while the same clay when molded into a boat will float.
Here net force is upwards
Here the net force is zero
When the clay was molded to a different shape the gravitational force would not be bigger then the buoyancy force and the clay would float.
* Writing Science: Literacy and Discursive Power. Pittsburgh Series In Composition, Literacy, and Culture (1993).