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The intricate world of volleyball and Physics

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How Airplanes Fly

I was thinking about going on vacation since it is now summer and that lead me to the question of how to airplanes fly. I have come to find that it is the result of Bernoulli's experiment that resulted in the founding that if air speeds up the pressure is lowered. This explains how the wings are lifted. As the air goes faster over the top of the wing,it creates the region of low pressure. After finding out this informetion I came to the question of, why does the air go faster over the top of th

TayCro

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Roller coasters!

The rollercoasters main purpose is to build up potential energy. This concept can best be described by as the roller coaster gets higher in the air, gravity has the ability to pull it down a greater distance. This energy you build going up the hill (potential energy) is further released as kinetic energy. This is the energy of motion that takes you down the hill. While going down the hill, gravity takes over and this built up potential energy changes to kinetic energy. Gravity applies a co

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Roller coasters!

The rollercoasters main purpose is to build up potential energy. This concept can best be described by as the roller coaster gets higher in the air, gravity has the ability to pull it down a greater distance. This energy you build going up the hill (potential energy) is further released as kinetic energy. This is the energy of motion that takes you down the hill. While going down the hill, gravity takes over and this built up potential energy changes to kinetic energy. Gravity applies a co

TayCro

TayCro

 

Physics of a hot air balloon

I was thinking about what to write next for my blog and couldn't think of a thing. Then, suddenly it hit me, how in the world does a hot air balloon work? And of course the answer is physics! I have come to learn that there are 3 main components to a hot air balloon. The burner which is in charge of heating the air, the balloon envelope that holds the air, and the obvious basket to hold the passengers. Within the basket there are propane tanks that are stored as liquid rather than gas. When t

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TayCro

 

Volleyball and Physics

As a volleyball player and also a physics student, it’s only natural that I came about the question as to how physics is related to serving and hitting. I knew that in order to jump higher, or to have a harder, faster serve or hit physics must be taking place. I came about these equations that relate to the physics behind this sport: Vf = Vi + at V^2 = Vi^2 = 2ad Finding the acceleration of a volleyball player would allow us to find out the speed of a player whose velocity is increasing o

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