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REIF-ACHERMAN, Simón. Toys as teaching tools in engineering: the case of Slinky®. Ing. compet. [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.2, pp.111-122. ISSN 0123-3033.

Though not so much nowadays educationally exploited as it should be, toys are very useful resources in courses in science and engineering. A widely known toy, the Slinky®, is used through this article to explain in a simple way important physical principles and to show how they have been applied for scientific and technological developments

Keywords : Heat transfer; nanotechnology; toys; waves.

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