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1. ## Cookie question: Military Physics

Oh jeez, Charlie 3, class 0. Nice job! Two cookies tomorrow then, remind me in Physics :glee:
2. ## Time to get started

You're not alone, the abstractness of E&M kind of worries me, too. But we'll work though it! :tiger: After all, there's a whole half a year of fun ahead
3. ## Moon Boots!

Not going to lie, I'm extremely jealous of your moon boots! Comfy and colorful, where can you go wrong? :wave)
4. ## Winter Driving

Good point, goalkeeper! Overpasses and snow drifts are especially dangerous this time of year. :snowman: Thanks for the warning with evidence
5. ## Cookie question: Military Physics

A friend returned from training for the air force and told me about some of the crazy things that he and his comrades would do to pass the time. Some of these included taping each other to the ceiling and human-drawn chariot races, but one of the most messy and fun instances he described was a hallway slip n' slide. True story: he and his hall mates put towels to the bottom of their sleeping quarter doorways, filled the hall with soap and water and proceeded to slide down the hallway as though it were a seabreeze water slide. Let's say the hallway is 15 meters long, and each cadet gets a 8 meter running start before diving down for a slide. If one guy sprints and reaches a speed of 4 m/s before flopping into the suds (which has a coeff. of friction of .2), does the cadet slam into the other side of the hallway or get soapy bragging rights? ...In terms of the cookie question, Charlie: 2; entire rest of the class: 0. Come on, guys! (Nice job Charlie) Good luck! --Alpha Geek DISCLAIMER: It's unlikely that this exact situation with such distance in the slide will occur. The coefficient of friction with the floor and the speed of the person are strictly for cookie-question fun, not actual values. In other words, don't try this in your living room!
6. ## The Physics of Birthday Wishes

Yay birthday nerdiness!
7. ## Break is fun!

SO, because everyone else decided to take a break, my brain also decided to go off on holiday for a while. In that case, I've decided to make this blog post 100% fun (yet still on topic), and what's more fun and physics related than comics? Hope these tickle your funny bone, have a great break everyone!!! ...And finally, a comic that Mr. Fullerton would enjoy: Have a great break! Make sure to relax (and pretend that midterms aren't coming up)! --Alphageek

9. ## Frozen Door

Oh jeez, that stinks! Hope that your door gets fixed soon
10. ## Corrosion Engineering

That's interesting. I feel like majors are getting more and more specific. For example, renewable energy engineering blends together elec., mechanical, and other forms of engineering with a focus on solar, wind, and like power sources. Specific majors are neat because they're specialized to a particular focus area, directly preparing the student for a future career set. Great find, Goalkeeper!
11. ## Pokemon physics... For a cookie!

Cheers to my poke-friends
12. ## Pokemon physics... For a cookie!

*yawn* It's a beautiful Tuesday morning and you've awoken from camping in the jagged pass. You stow your tent into the key items pocket and continue on your trek to Lavaridge Town. You're on your merry way, thinking fondly of a dip in the hot springs, when the grass in front of you begins to rustle! Oh my, a Spoink appeared! Adrenaline pulses through your veins as you shout, "Go, McNugget!" (Mc.Nugget is none other than your lvl 98 torchic). You quickly break out your pokedex, which informs you that a spoink's tail can stretch up to .3 m from when it rests at equilibrium. You also remember hearing from a passing hiker that it's angular velocity between attacks is 6 rad/sec. Due to torchic's smaller size, it can only use scratch when spoink is closest to the ground. Asuming that torchic can strike as soon as you order him to attack, how soon after spoink starts oscillating from equilibrium position (moving up first, then down) should you tell torchic to use scratch? ...And for those of you who wonder why you didn't delete scratch for a cooler move, I think scratch is the bomb. Respond now, a cookie is on the line! (This one is larger than the one awarded from the first challenge ) --The Geek
13. ## playground physics for a cookie

Thank you! As you can see, my artistic talents are no joke
14. ## playground physics for a cookie

Yay! Congrats Charlie, I'll bring you in a cookie tomorrow
15. ## playground physics for a cookie

PRESSURE'S ON: First person to answer this correctly gets a cookie. :eagerness: You're at the playground with a girl you babysit, little Tori McTorque. Being 9 years old and devious, Tori took you wallet and threatened to spend your babysitting money on ice cream and root beer. Kids these days! You chased her over to the see saw, where she and her friend (Lil' Newton) sat happily on one side. You have to think of a way out of this! You don't want all of your hard-earned cash to go to waste, do you? Because physics is always the answer, you decide to make a bet with the little devils. You propose to Tori that, if you can make the see saw balance with three people on it on your first try, she must give back the wallet. If you fail, Tori will get unlimited ice cream privileges! D: Knowing off the top of your head that the average weight of 9 year old children is roughly 28 kg and that Tori and Newton are sitting 1 m and .7 m away from the center of the see saw, how far should you place a 61 kg teenager with a mullet from the pivot point? [ATTACH=CONFIG]553[/ATTACH]
16. ## AP Physics C: Mechanics videos completed

Thank you Mr. Fullerton! The videos do help a ton
17. ## Slow Motion of Laser Pulse Traveling Through a Coke Bottle

Lol, a very hot topic I suppose 1. http://www.aplusphysics.com/forums/entry.php?702-Fempto-Photography-Captures-Light-in-Motion 2. http://www.aplusphysics.com/forums/entry.php?703-Watching-light-move 3. http://www.aplusphysics.com/forums/entry.php?776-Slow-Motion-of-Laser-Pulse-Traveling-Through-a-Coke-Bottle#comments
18. ## Conservation of momentum in Rubber bands!!

0.o Impossible! Text can't do handstands...

20. ## Physics Jokes

Hahaha, just laughed out loud at that one. Forever alone.
21. ## Juggling

Haha, awesome You should juggle for us sometime! He really should have shoes on... Juggling fire and all, no big deal really.
22. ## The changing coffee mug bargain

I've never seen one, but that is a very cool concept. Thanks for sharing! ...And that's a shame about your coffee mug, Dave. I'm sure it was treasured.