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About Lochs

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  1. So today we had our Regents exam and I had yet to complete my last blog post. As I was sitting and waiting to be dismissed, I was thinking about how hungry I was (as usual). It then occurred to me that physics was involved in my hunger! How do you ask? Let me explain. Well, starting with last night, I had lacrosse practice. This required me to use mechanical energy. I then slept to regain my mechanical energy from chemical energy. I then added more chemical energy by eating some chicken pot pie for breakfast. This energy was then converted to mechanical energy so I could take my Regents exa
  2. i would pay to see you do that charlie, it would be hilarious!
  3. i really do get so hype when i score bar down in soccer, probably the most accomplishing thing ever.
  4. In the beginning of the year, we learned about mechanics and solving for initial/final velocity, distance/displacement, acceleration, and time. I remember Mr. Fullerton mentioning to the class something about the time it takes for a bowling ball to hit the ground in comparison to a tennis ball, dropped from the same height. Obviously, since acceleration due to gravity is the same everywhere near the surface of the Earth, these times will be the same, however I wanted to conduct my own experiment to test this theory further. To mimic this experiment, I asked my father and my little cousin, C
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    The Physics of a Fight

    Personally, I have never gotten in a fist fight before, but I have always wondered if I would be able to win. In order to win fights, fighters generally have to be strong and generate enough FORCE (aka physics) to hurt their each other. Now, we learned in physics that the force a fist has on someone's face is equal to the force that the face has on the fist, however because the fist has more momentum, the fist does the damage. So in order to be most efficient one must have a high momentum punch, but is it better to have a heavier punch or a faster punch? This is what I researched. Well, the
  6. swimming is such a specific use of physics, very interesting
  7. i didnt know you know how to water ski and i never thought of it in a physics perspective like this!
  8. It is cool to understand how the frequency is smaller and the wavelength is longer in brain waves when you're asleep then when you're awake. It makes a lot of sense now that I think about it!
  9. I don't know how baseball players could read the projectile of the ball in such a short amount of time. I used to think playing baseball was easy but after reading your post, I would be awful at it!
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    Physics of Pre-School

    In Elementary School, one of my most favorite things to do during PE was to play with the huge rainbow parachute. Everyone had a color to hold and we all shook the parachute up and down to create waves. Sometimes we would throw dodge balls on top of the parachute and make try to make them "jump" out the other side of the parachute. Obviously no one really thought of this game as a physics game. Everyone would try to shake the parachute harder to make the balls go higher. In reality, the real principle of this game was wave interference. Everyone around the parachute creates their own tran
  11. Ew Nevin -__- Jay this was such a good idea to write about!
  12. That's a really interesting way to think about working out, using work! I would have never thought of that.
  13. When we learned about projectile motion, I put it to use with my lacrosse playing. I play goalie, and the only aspect of my game that I really struggle with is my clears. Clearing is when, after I make a save, I have to pass the ball out to my team so they can transition it to the offensive end to score. Generally, goalies are supposed to have very far "clears" so they can pass to almost anybody on the field. Considering I don't have a very far throw, I thought that if I were able to release the ball at closer to a 45 degree angle, I would get a farther throw, so that's what I did. I decide
  14. I heard AP was hard too, good choice of dropping to regents!
  15. I can def see how physics interests you!
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