Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    8
  • comment
    1
  • views
    1,220

Drop it like it's hot

aschu103

195 views

We can all remember that one time (probably more) when you dropped your phone.

I'm probably most guilty of this crime against technology, and I'm always covering up my valuables with the giant bulky cases that could probably stop bullets. But how do these work?

When your phone falls and hits the ground, the impulse is dependent on its mass and velocity. Since velocity increases the further the phone falls, a greater distance means a greater impulse. That's why it's safe to drop your phone on a table, but not the driveway.

The surface of the ground also plays a part. A phone falling a few feet onto tile is sure to shatter your screen, but you'd have a better chance of it surviving a fall onto your bed. This is because a harder surface stops the phone much quicker, and so it feels less of the impact. This is also why putting a case on your phone can make it live much longer.



0 Comments


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Terms of Use

The pages of APlusPhysics.com, Physics in Action podcasts, and other online media at this site are made available as a service to physics students, instructors, and others. Their use is encouraged and is free of charge. Teachers who wish to use materials either in a classroom demonstration format or as part of an interactive activity/lesson are granted permission (and encouraged) to do so. Linking to information on this site is allowed and encouraged, but content from APlusPhysics may not be made available elsewhere on the Internet without the author's written permission.

Copyright Notice

APlusPhysics.com, Silly Beagle Productions and Physics In Action materials are copyright protected and the author restricts their use to online usage through a live internet connection. Any downloading of files to other storage devices (hard drives, web servers, school servers, CDs, etc.) with the exception of Physics In Action podcast episodes is prohibited. The use of images, text and animations in other projects (including non-profit endeavors) is also prohibited. Requests for permission to use such material on other projects may be submitted in writing to info@aplusphysics.com. Licensing of the content of APlusPhysics.com for other uses may be considered in the future.

×
×
  • Create New...