While re-watching Breaking Bad, or as some call it the meth show, I noticed there was a lot of physics in it. One episode that relates to a new unit we just started was season 5, episode 1. This episode (warning spoilers) is the Giant magnet episode. A short summary of what happened: â€œThat night, Mike hot-wires the gate into the APD parking lot. Walt and Jesse drive the magnet-equipped truck next to the building to the wall outside the evidence room. The magnet disables the guard's computer, a
So all year Mr. Fullerton talks about how he loves to electrocute students eventually during the school year. When he said that I was immediately intrigued because I find the idea of a human circuit quite interesting. When we set up the human chain I found myself at the end of it where I would touchâ€ groundâ€. Seth was at the from with his hand on the electric machine ( Iâ€™m going to call it that because I donâ€™t know the real name) and he was slowly charging everyone up. When watching Mr. Fu
When I still had a iPhone 4s I used to by all my accessories for it at five below. I did this because they were cheap and worked pretty well. One day I had purchased a charger that had a blue light that would turn on when it was charging. I used it for a few days and then one night when I plugged my phone in it would not charge. I looked at the charger and it was plugged in but the light was not on. When I looked closer I noticed that it had a lot of black dust on the inside. So after smashing i
I dont know if anyone has posted about this already but i thought i would take a shot at comparing call of duty, the videogame, to physics. I know everthing is coding and such but you have to wonder, when you slide on your knees after sprinting and your momentum takes you off the edge of the map... Killing you. I think that can be calculated using physics equations. Also When you toss a grenade into a room and it explodes next to somone and their body goes flying. The explosive force could be th
A family member got into a car accident a while back and ended up totaling the front end of the family car. I asked how and it turns out they turned the corner, slipped on ice and rammed the car into the side of a salt truck. This situation has a lot to do with physics because the car was going at constant velocity, hit a friction less area and continued with a very large force into another counter acting force.
While playing Magic the gathering with friends at lunch I got this card that says "throw this card up into the air at least one meter and whatever it touches is destroyed." Without my knowledge of physics this would be impossible to play. While using this card i had to think about how high to throw it and account for air resistance because it is a piece of cardboard paper. Using common equations we use in class such as vf^2 = vi^2 + 2ad. I use this because i can say vf is 0 and vi is about 1m/s.
The other day i was playing soccer in gym and i was in goal. I tried to kick the ball as far down the field as possible. Every time i tried to get the perfect 45 degree angle. I got it a few times and it went exactly where i wanted to go. But i mis-kicked a few times and it had an angle of about 60 - 70 degrees. for these kicks the ball went way to high and did not get as far. this made me connect soccer back to physics and how a 45 degree angle is the ideal angle for the farthest distance. it
So when i buy my lunch at school one of the fruit options is a bag with 4-5 apple slices. While holding the bag i tried crushing a apple (don't ask why, because i don't know why) and all of a sudden the slice of apple launched out of the bag and flew half way across the small cafe. Immediately my friend and I started shooting them at each other and he tried to catch one in his mouth, so technically we were not wasting them. this connects to physics because at one point we tried to the calculatio
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