Update
10-18-2006
Content Type
Activity
Grade Level
Eighth grade, Ninth grade, Tenth grade
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Students learn that the Pythagorean theorem is more than a geometric concept. Scientists use it all the time when calculating lengths, speeds, or other quantities. This problem is an introduction to magnetism, which is a “3-dimensional vector,” and how to calculate magnetic strengths using the Pythagorean theorem.