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Physics in Bowling

There is a lot of physics involved in the game of bowling. Potential energy is one component of physics that is involved in bowling. Depending on the height from where the bowler releases the ball, the ball has some potential energy. Bowlers who bowl straight balls have to make sure that the ball stays as close to the lane as possible upon release because, if the bowler bowls a straight ball the potential energy will not affect the game a lot but it will draw attention to the bowler when they dr

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Physics in Swimming

Physics plays a huge role in swimming. The swimmer's stroke and efficiency has a lot to do with physics.There are three main types of drag that act on a swimmer: friction, wave, and pressure drag. Frictional drag is the result of the interaction between the swimmer’s body and the water molecules and serves to slow down the swimmer. Newton's Third Law is apart of swimming because this drag also propels the swimmer through the water. Force is also apart of physics that is involved in swimming. The

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physics in trigonometry

There is definitely physics in trigonometry. The three trigonometry functions that are also used in physics are: sine, cosine and tangent also known as SOH CAH TOA, as we say in Mr.Fullerton's class. We also use the Pythagorean Theorem in physics, which is a2+ b2 = c2. We use the pythagorean theorem when we are adding vectors. In physics problems you are given the magnitude of a vector which is the hypotenuse of a right triangle and one of the angles in the triangle. You then need to determine t

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physics in running track

There is physics in running track, especially in sprinting. Forces are acting upon the runner and they are actually more important than how fast the limbs are moving in the body when you're trying to run faster. Runners over the years have learned to use some of the forces to their advantage. One force that runners can use to their advantage is gravity. In order for gravity to help the runner, the runner must lean foward. Leaning helps gravity pull the runner foward, which causes the runner to r

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Physics Reflection

I enjoy physics class so far, I've learned a lot in only one month and I am still learning new material every day. My first exam didn't go as well as I expected it to but it was due to careless mistakes and lack of reading the question slowly and carefully. I also enjoy having Mr.Fullerton as a teacher because he believes in making mistakes on tests and seeking help to correct mistakes that were made the first try. I am seeking help on the skills that I didn't do so well on and I will take a rea

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