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    Drag Investigation

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    Projectiles, such as the ones shot from cannons, are affected by drag or air resistance. The amount of drag exerted on to an object is affected by many different factors, such as air density and the size of the projectile. It is important to understand drag, as it affects the distance an object is able to travel if it is not influenced by outside forces, such as a cannons projectile. The equation for drag is shown below. F=pCA/2 v^2 p = The density of the air. C = The drag coefficient of the…

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    Newton’s three laws of motion essay Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and natural philosopher who lived in the 17th century. One of his accomplishments was coming up with three laws of motion that can be used to explain how and why stuff move. These laws that Newton came up with are still used today. Newton’s first law of motion states that “an object in motion will stay in motion, and an object at rest will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts on it”.…

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    olas Gurski Dr. John Hepp History 101 June 10, 2016 Sir Isaac Newton and his Involvement in the Scientific Revolution Sir Isaac Newton, a renowned scientist known for a multitude of discoveries and inventions, was a critical factor in the Scientific Revolution. Sir Isaac Newton may not have made his contributions to the scientific revolution “from scratch,” he instead used prior discovered knowledge and made his own improved hypotheses which he later proved through experimentation. The…

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    Physics In Baseball

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    In the photo, a baseball is being hit by a bat in a game. This photo was taken at a Gonzaga baseball game on campus (I used a profession photo because they are way better and a second photo is used to show the moment of contact which is what I am talking about). In terms of the physics in the photo. The focus of this paper will be on the energy transfer from the bat to the ball, which causes the ball to reverse directions, increase velocity, and create a launch angle to potentially be a…

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    Cat Dipper Research Paper

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    Come cool off with a new roller coaster. Cat Dipper technology created the fastest , tallest and the scariest roller coaster in the world . It has 3 loops, the largest drop hill ever , and it goes through water . Cat dipper holds 32 riders .The cars are designed to be the safest over-the-shoulder restraints that keep the passengers in their seats. Cat Dipper is the world’s incredible roller coaster, which reaches an amazing top speed of 104 mph. The drop hill is 465 feet tall. The…

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    Nicolaus Copernicus wasn't only an exceptional scholar or a famed astrologist, but a pioneer who paved the base of space travel. Known mostly for his astronomical accomplishments, Copernicus also thrived in other fields such as medicine and economics. Cleary, Nicolaus Copernicus is the most influential person in european history because his accomplishments in economics, and astrology, and his strong will to defend his theories despite the population opposing him. Although Copernicus is…

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    Isaac Newton, born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthrope, England was one of the most influential minds the world has ever seen. In his early life he was the only son of a farmer. Born premature, tiny, and weak Newton was not expected to live. At the young age of 12 he demonstrated innate intellectual abilities. After completing basic education, Newton attended the University of Cambridge’s Trinity College where his prowess for mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other subjects began to come to…

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    When I had to pick an article that related to physics is Ice Hockey. I have been playing ice hockey since I was 11 years old, it's a fun sport to play. The article that explains how physics play a role in hockey. In this paper, I will be talking about skating, hockey stick, slapshot, and hockey puck. While a hockey player skate pushes off with his rear leg, a perpendicular energy is exerted on the skate by the ice. The factor of the force that point onward is what thrusts the player forward.…

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    Energy is the ability to work, more, or elicit change in matter. Energy cannot be formed or impaired; it’s always preserved. Potential energy is a kind of spared energy that objects have because of their position or configuration. Energy comes in many forms, and can be converted from one form to another. Kinetic energy is energy of mass in motion, and the formula is E=1/2mv^2. The most important property of kinetic energy in the ability to do work, and it can be transferred from one body to…

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    Roller coasters are a must see attraction in amusement parks around the world, even though they are a good source of entertainment not many are aware of how roller coasters actually function. Even though each and every roller coaster is unique all of them work under the same concept. Most roller coasters start out by ascending to a higher surface which is done to build up enough potential energy to power the carts throughout the entire ride. Energy is usually defined as the ability or…

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