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  1. Djwalker06

    Base Jump

    Alex that was quite the landing!!!
  2. There are many different types of waves. Mechanical Waves, Sound Waves, Electromagnetic Waves and even waves people get in their hair. Today I am here to discuss the term wavy in context of style and fashion. Coming from Urban Dictionary wavy can be defined as the new futuristic way of describing something in a positive connotation, popularized by rapper Max B. Another definition for wavy is the highest level of smooth/cool/swagger. For those who don't already I know I am known around I-town as the "wavy boy". I brought this name to myself because I feel that I am "wavy". I take pride in the w
  3. Believe it or not but currently right now as I am sitting here typing this blog post physics has an effect on me. That effect is the normal force. As I am sitting in this chair I am applying a force to the chair but then in return the chair is applying the same force back up to me. The chair is then doing the same thing to the floor which is applying a normal force but then applying the same normal force back up to the chair. That is how physics relates to me sitting here typing this blog post. Hope you found this interesting!
  4. On the 8th of March I participated in the annual Dodge for Josh charity dodge ball tournament. Dodge ball and physics have many connections some of them being a lot more painful than others. While playing I witnessed one of the more painful connections that physics and dodge ball have in common. In physics we learned about forces and how forces applied impact the object the force was applied on. Unfortunately during the dodge ball tournament I was unlucky enough to have the force of a dodge ball thrown at me in an area that wasn't so pleasant. The thrower of the dodge ball was already pretty h
  5. If you ever played any type of fighting game you've probably witnessed at some point in time that you are mashing every button to improve your chances of winning. The action of button mashing involves quite a bit of physics. For every push down of the button physics in involved, starting with the press of the buttons for each time you push the button down the button applies the same amount of force back onto your finger. That is called the normal force. Every time the button comes back up to its original position it is most likely due to the fact that there is some kind of spring involved. Spr
  6. Physics and technology are two highly relatable topics. Connections are easily made between the two of them. One very common topic between the two is electricity. Earlier in the year in Principles of Engineering we learned about circuits and how they work. In physics we currently are learning the same thing. The information I learned from POE translates well into physics because for example when building a house and going deeper into it's electrical systems if you have a switch in a circuit that isn't closed then the circuit won't work. The majority of the information transfer over to the home
  7. I've always wondered how much energy a penny would have flying off the entire energy so I finally decided to actually figure it out. The Empire State building is about 381m but from the tip 443m. Lets say we want to go big time and drop it from the tip. A penny weighs about .0025kg. Before taking physics I had no clue how to find potential energy until my magnificent teacher Mr. Fullerton. He taught me that to find potential energy you need to use the equation PE=mgh. That would be (.0025kg)(9.81m/s)(443). That would be about 11 Joules. After finding this out I am pretty disappointed :/. I was
  8. Playing on a slippery, dusty basketball court is one of the most annoying things in the world. The court is so dusty it is basically frictionless! During practice, because the floor wasn't cleaned, I fell over. I was running down the court and BLAM is slipped because my shoes failed to give me any traction since they were clogged in dust. Physics was involved in this fall because I had Kinetic Energy. I weigh around 77 kilo grams and I was running down the court with a speed of about 10 m/s. My total kinetic energy using the equation KE=1/2mv^2 was about 3850 Newtons and that is how physics ap
  9. As you already know my Patriots just eviscerated the Indianapolis Colts and are heading on to win the Superbowl. Last week in the game I picked out some physics I saw because everyones when watching football you tend to pick out physics when you see it. Lets take the play when Blount ran through the Colt's defense to score a touchdown I noticed physics when Blount ran right through the defender. Before the hike of the ball Blount started off with potential energy. he didn't have much since he was standing on a flat surface. Blount weighs 112 kilograms. When the ball was hiked he ran for a dist
  10. WOW Evan this is very interesting! Speaking of water.. water speakers are sick!!!!!!!! #H2O4LIFE
  11. JOOOOOOEEEEEEYYYY I use to take calculus and I can highly relate to that! Im glad you made this connection EH
  12. Totally radical dude! I never knew physics applied with rock climbing!!!
  13. Hello I am back again to discuss more physics in the sport of basketball. When watching the NBA you will often see the athletes dunking the basketball. It is very easy for them since they are so tall and athletic. The physics relates to Newton's 2nd Law. Lets take LeBron James for example. LeBron is well known for his incredible jumping ability. The physics applies when LeBron puts a force on the floor and the same force is applied when the floor pushes back up on LeBron. Lets say LeBron applies a force 200 Newtons on the floor. The floor applies the same force back to LeBron to push him up i
  14. So as you probably already know I be getting buckets. Just kidding that's arrogant. But on the Irondequoit basketball team I play an important role where the easiest way for me to score is shooting three point baskets. Physics highly relates to the way I play on the basketball team. Every time I shoot a jump shot in order to have a chance of making the shot I have to release the ball at the perfect angle and use the right amount of force on the ball. To start off releasing the ball at the right angle matters on the flick of the wrist" (that's from a song). If you flick your wrist too much the
  15. Friction is very relevant when driving a car. For example the weather can change the amount of friction on the road. If it is a clear sunny day friction will be there the most because nothing else is between the tires of your vehicle and the road. As soon as it starts to rain the amount of friction decreases. Rain while it only decreases friction by a little bit can cause slipping. Ice on the road can be very dangerous. Ice fills the tiny bumps and makes the road a smooth surface. Since the surface is so smooth friction is very little. Slipping can occur very easily making the roads pretty haz
  16. When standing on a flat surface physics is involved. The polar bear in the picture is experiencing physics. The polar bear is putting a force of gravity on the ice while the normal force of the ice is holding the polar bear up. If the ice gets weaker and to the point where it doesn't have enough normal force, the polar bear will break through the ice. It will break through because there isn't enough normal force to support the polar bears gravitational force. This is an example of Newton's second law.
  17. THATS SO SICK!!!!!!! I bet that ball a hundred yards!!!!!
  18. Djwalker06

    Blog 1

    Nice Evan! I play videogames too! Xbox is better than Playstation
  19. In basketball, especially when jumping physics is used. The physics that is applied is Newton's third law. When I go to jump I apply a force onto the ground. In return the ground returns the same force I applied. That force the ground applies then brings me in the air. The more force I apply to the ground, the higher I jump. The picture above is from a video of me going to dunk a basketball. Unfortunately I was unable to post the video due to problems with it sending. Overall in basketball, physics is very relevant.
  20. Djwalker06

    football

    Wow Alex! I wouldn't want to get that hard! It most be very painful, almost as bad as a hidden blade to the rib cage! I wouldn't want to be pancaked either! That most hurt but good way to explain!
  21. hahahahahahahahahaha Nate good explanation of physics and awesome video! Perfect way to display your knowledge of physics. I learned a lot from reading this Bow Wow.
  22. Djwalker06

    Catapult

    Overall my catapult wasn't the biggest success but a very fun experience. It was the first time in a while that I worked on something big with a couple of my friends. We put in countless of work and to test our project. While we were in the middle of testing a huge problem occurred. The entire arm snapped in half! We had to run to the store and get almost 10 rolls of duct tape. We spent almost 2 hours taping the arm back together in the cold. The catapult luckily still work just not as well as before. The only problem was that we messed up either our launch angle or our arm was too long. If we
  23. Hello, I'm a student at West Irondequoit High School in the class of 2015. I play both football and basketball for the school and outside of school I play travel basketball. My favorite NFL team are the New England Patriots and my favorite NBA team are the Los Angeles Clippers. Besides sports I also am a huge fan of sneakers and I collect them as a hobby. Those are my main interest. I chose to take Physics this year mainly because I am very interested in the S.T.E.M field and I am most likely studying engineering in college. I also decided to take Physics because I was recommended by my Chem
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