Alvarez, G, Schulte, J, Stockton, G & Wheeler, D 2018, 'A useful demonstration of calculus in a physics high school laboratory', Physics Education, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 015006-015006.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The real power of calculus is revealed when it is applied to actual physical problems. In this paper, we present a calculus inspired physics experiment suitable for high school and undergraduate programs. A model for the theory of the terminal velocity of a falling body subject to a resistive force is developed and its validity tested in an experiment of a falling magnet in a column of self-induced eddy currents. The presented method combines multiple physics concepts such as 1D kinematics, classical mechanics, electromagnetism and non-trivial mathematics. It offers the opportunity for lateral as well as project-based learning.