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The physics in me dropping my phone



Over the summer I was playing basketball with some of my friends. We had decided to take a break so I was walking around and looking at my phone. While I was walking my friend took a shot and air balled, knocking my phone out of my hand causing it to fall and smash the screen on the driveway. There was a lot of physics involved in this sad occurrence.

First when my friend shot the ball, once it was in the air gravity started pushing down on the ball with an acceleration of 9.81 m/s^2. This is what caused the ball to come falling down and hit my hand knocking away my phone. Because of the momentum the ball had applied to my hand and phone, that is what resulted in my phone getting sent downward. Then my phone flew down flat on the driveway applying a force on the pavement. What smashed my phone's screen was the force applied back up from the ground to the screen. Obviously there was a lot of physics involved in breaking my phone.

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