September 2010 Safety and Buffer Testing without Weights
SPECIAL NOTICE: Please check each course for verification of approval before purchasing. This test is based on the article, Safety and Buffer Testing without Weights published in the September 2010 issue and counts as 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEU) towards recertification. Most courses are approved by NAEC for CET/CAT and NAESAI for QEI and in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you should have learned about:
- The use of alternative testing systems have been in use for two decades in Europe
- The equation F = ma, when m (mass) and a (acceleration) can be directly measured, can be used to accurately calculate F( f )
- Accelerometers in common use today are ridiculously sensitive and accurate. With accurate data, near-absolute results can be calculated and verified
- The results from alternative testing systems successfully challenge the notion that test weights are necessary
- The A17 committee has language proposed that will allow this technology, assuming the proposal passes the consensus process
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