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About as151701

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  1. I've always wondered about this!
  2. I love long boarding so this was very interesting.
  3. Butterflies in your stomach and adrenaline rushing through your veins, roller coasters are an extremely thrilling experience to the riders. While on them, have you ever thought about how they really work and why? Roller coasters actually operate similarly to catapults and in some cases they actually use catapult launches. These systems operate by very quickly building kinetic energy and exerting it to the train. An example of this system is called the linear-induction motor. This system uses electromagnets to create two magnetic fields that attract. Overall it's a good system because it cr
  4. I've wondered this myself, thanks for sharing!
  5. I didn't know a baseball bat could have a "sweet spot"!
  6. Commonly, kids will ask, "why is the sky blue?" and not knowing the real answer, parents will answer something like "well it's the reflection off of the oceans" or "that's just the way it is". Little do these kids know, they are actually inquiring about physics. In reality, beautiful blue skies are more then just a nice day or a pretty sight, it is actually only blue because that's the way the human eyes interpret it. When our eyes perceive colors, all they are actually doing is distinguishing different wave lengths of visible light when they strike our eye. It is possible for the wavelengt
  7. Hope Physics was successful for you!
  8. Andrew, I hope you learn lots in Physics. :-)
  9. as151701


    About me: Overall, I'm an easy-going person. I like to hang out with my friends and I love my job. In the winter, I ski race. I'm very dedicated to my school work and generally try my hardest not to slack. Why I'm taking physics and what I hope to learn: I chose to take physics because I wanted to take a science my senior year, and I have already taken all the other regents ones. I think it will be an interesting class. Learning about how the Earth really works is captivating. Most of all, I'm looking forward to learning about Energy.
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