Learning Exercise

How Much Work is Required: Intuition vs. Mathematical Calculation

This classroom activity presents Calculus II students with some Flash tutorials involving work and pumping liquids and a simple question concerning the amount of work involved in pumping water out of two full containers having the same shape and size but different spatial orientations.

A collection of tutorials (Flash and Java) on the concept of Work including Hooke's Law, pumping liquids and lifting a... see more