So today we had our Regents exam and I had yet to complete my last blog post. As I was sitting and waiting to be dismissed, I was thinking about how hungry I was (as usual). It then occurred to me that physics was involved in my hunger! How do you ask? Let me explain.
Well, starting with last night, I had lacrosse practice. This required me to use mechanical energy. I then slept to regain my mechanical energy from chemical energy. I then added more chemical energy by eating some chicken pot p
In the beginning of the year, we learned about mechanics and solving for initial/final velocity, distance/displacement, acceleration, and time. I remember Mr. Fullerton mentioning to the class something about the time it takes for a bowling ball to hit the ground in comparison to a tennis ball, dropped from the same height. Obviously, since acceleration due to gravity is the same everywhere near the surface of the Earth, these times will be the same, however I wanted to conduct my own experiment
Personally, I have never gotten in a fist fight before, but I have always wondered if I would be able to win. In order to win fights, fighters generally have to be strong and generate enough FORCE (aka physics) to hurt their each other. Now, we learned in physics that the force a fist has on someone's face is equal to the force that the face has on the fist, however because the fist has more momentum, the fist does the damage. So in order to be most efficient one must have a high momentum punch,
In Elementary School, one of my most favorite things to do during PE was to play with the huge rainbow parachute. Everyone had a color to hold and we all shook the parachute up and down to create waves. Sometimes we would throw dodge balls on top of the parachute and make try to make them "jump" out the other side of the parachute. Obviously no one really thought of this game as a physics game. Everyone would try to shake the parachute harder to make the balls go higher. In reality, the real pri
When we learned about projectile motion, I put it to use with my lacrosse playing. I play goalie, and the only aspect of my game that I really struggle with is my clears. Clearing is when, after I make a save, I have to pass the ball out to my team so they can transition it to the offensive end to score. Generally, goalies are supposed to have very far "clears" so they can pass to almost anybody on the field. Considering I don't have a very far throw, I thought that if I were able to release the
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