I'll be honest: I'm not a prima ballerina. I'm terrible at balancing while en pointe. (For those of you who aren't familiar with ballet, "en pointe" means when I'm standing on the tips of my toes while in pointe shoes.) My teacher always tells me, "Put all your weight on your big toe!" And here's why:
To stay balanced en pointe, a dancer's center of gravity must be directly above the contact point with the floor. This is called static balance. The net force is zero while torque is also zero.
Today, my team did an awesome job on our lab. It took a bit to get on track, but in the end, we ended up with a 40/40!
We started out with a great, accurate setup and recorded very accurate measurements. Due to the accurate measurements. we calculated an accurate average velocity. The ball landed exactly in the center of the target!
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