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SPACE SHUTTLE SHORT CIRCUIT
 
Physics

Key Topics: DC Circuit, Ohm’s Law

This problem focuses on the EGIL flight controller, who monitors the electrical systems, fuel cells and associated cryogenics of NASA's space shuttle. Using a circuit layout from the space shuttle, students will apply Ohm's law to solve for unknowns.

Students will
  • apply Ohm’s law to solve for unknowns in a DC circuit; and
  • analyze data to derive a solution to a real life problem.


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