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## Item 3. Magnitude and Extent

### The Educational Challenge of Measurement

*“The educational challenge will be to find teaching situations that allow meaning construction of the essential concepts of measurement, for which the student will be involved, which should provide the necessary tools to function in his life as a citizen”* (Chamorro, 2003).

### 1. Genesis of the Idea of Size and Measure in the Child

#### 1.1. Steps to Overcome for the Child to Start Working with Size and Measure

- Consideration and perception

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## Electrical Interactions

**Electrical interaction** is the dynamic influence that two or more bodies exert on each other.

### Key Electrical Concepts

**Electrical Pendulum:** A small, lightweight sphere (often pith) suspended from an insulated wire, used to detect electrostatic forces.

**Electroscope:** A device that detects the presence and sign of an electric charge.

**Electrometer:** A device that measures the amount of electric charge a body possesses.

### Methods of Electrification

**Friction:** Rubbing two different materials

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## Cartesian Coordinate System

### Frame of Reference

A frame of reference is defined by a point in space, called an origin, and a way of locating an object relative to the origin. In a Cartesian coordinate system, the way to locate an object is based on a set of perpendicular axes that intersect at the origin. To locate an object in space, we need a frame of reference with 3 axes. This year, however, we will study movement in a plane, and 2 axes will be enough.

### Position

In a Cartesian coordinate system, an

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## Waveguides: An Overview

### Introduction

Waveguides are single-conductor structures used for transmitting signals, especially microwaves. Common types include rectangular and circular waveguides. Despite limited bandwidth and larger size compared to printed lines or coaxial cables at the same frequency, waveguides are preferred for their low transmission losses. Various devices like directional couplers, filters, and circulators are built using waveguides.

### Shapes and Dimensions

Waveguides come in elliptical,

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## Internal Energy and Heat

### What is Internal Energy?

Internal energy is the total kinetic and potential energy of all the particles within a body. It depends on the amount of matter (more particles mean more internal energy), the type of substance, and the temperature.

### Temperature and Heat

Temperature measures the average kinetic energy of a body’s particles. Absolute zero (-273.15°C) is the temperature at which particles have zero kinetic energy. Heat, or thermal energy, is the energy exchanged between

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## Electromagnetic Waves and Light

**Electromagnetic waves** propagate at the same speed as light in a vacuum. Therefore, light is an electromagnetic wave that propagates without material support.

Examples of electromagnetic waves:

- Radio waves
- Microwaves
- Infrared radiation
- Visible light (500nm)
- Ultraviolet radiation
- X-Rays
- Gamma rays

### Corpuscular Theory

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This theory is grounded in

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