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Inquiries Into Physics



 

 

 

 

Chapter 1: The Study of Motion

  1. Introduction
  2. Physical Quantities
  3. Speed and Velocity
  4. Acceleration
  5. Simple Types of Motion

 

 

The Study of Motion Videos

Acceleration

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Hinged Stick
The acceleration of the stick is more than the acceleration of ball. Thus, the stick's cup will be in place to catch the ball even though both are released at the same time.

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Loop-de-loop
When released high enough on the longer part of the track, the ball will be accelerated enough to loop the loop.

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Merry-go-round

People on a merry-go-round experience centripetal acceleration.

(coordinates: 24 from 3rd post, 21 from edge of 1st window)

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Monkey and Hunter
The falling target experiences the same vertical acceleration as a ball launched from a cannon aimed at it. They will hit if release at the same time.

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Person/Trash can drop
A person and a trash can experience the same acceleration when 'dropped'.

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Rocket Cart
The force of the escaping gas from the fire extinguisher accelerates the person on the cart.

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Roller Coaster
The car experiences centripetal acceleration while traveling the loop.

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Rotating Bucket
The bucket (and water contained therein) experiences centripetal acceleration when swung in a circle.

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Simple Types of Motion

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Simultaneous Fall

Each ball is an example of a simple type of motion; one ball falls straight down and the other ball is launched in a parabola.

 

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Trash Can Throw

When an object is thrown, the center of mass of the object follows a parabolic path.

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