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Physics in Pets



Even though we may not recognize it, there is a great deal of physics in playing fetch with your dog. When you throw a Frisbee to your dog to go fetch, it will follow a parabolic path to the ground due to a gravitational force pulling it to the earth's surface. This gravitational acceleration is 9.81m/s^2 and can help one to calculate the initial velocity of when the Frisbee left the owners hand, or the final velocity of the Frisbee by taking into account how far the Frisbee went, its distance, and the time in seconds it was in the air. This is yet another example of how physics can be seen in every aspect of our lives; physics is everywhere.


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