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Science Research: Projectile Motion and Arcs - There are many concepts in shooting including arc, backspin, projectile motion and trajectory. For my science project I was interested in learning if shooting from different starting places made a person more likely to make a shot. I think the most crucial element of a shot is arc. It is important for a person to have a medium arc. If their arc is to flat or to high it will be very challenging for them to score. Without a good arc players would not nearly score as much. One of the most important, and sometimes most overlooked techniques of shooting is backspin....   [tags: Science Research, Science, Research, ] 569 words
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Physics of Projectile Motion in Computer Games - Introduction Physics define the rules by which we live our physical existence. Many of us go about our day to day lives without any true understanding of the Laws which govern how we interact with our surroundings. Physics is our way of making sense of the forces which act upon us and shape the way we accomplish even the most menial of tasks. From walking to driving to playing a game of catch, anyone can see physics in action. A computer game programmer must take a special look at the forces at work around us....   [tags: physics video game computer]
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Investigating Free-falling Objects and Projectile Motions - Investigating Free-falling Objects and Projectile Motions Aim: The aim of my experiment is to obtain results/ data and see whether a pattern can be distinguished or whether my data agrees with a theory or law. I'm going to try to undergo two investigations using the same apparatus, and look at the outcome of my results and see whether a firm conclusion can be made. For the two investigations, I'm going to look at free-falling objects and projectile motions: Investigation 1: Isaac Newton firstly discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head....   [tags: Papers] 618 words
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Projective Testing - ... Another student at Columbia by the name of Marguerite Hertz then took Beck’s lead and studied the Rorschach using another sample of children. The published articles by both Beck and Hertz on the results of their studies helped the test gain interest in the United States (Million, Grossman, & Meagher, 2004). During the same year of the Beck and Hertz studies, a research associate at Columbia named Bruno Klopfer studied the Rorschach scoring system and found it to be inadequate. In 1935, he began adding new codes and created “The Rorschach Research Exchange” which was dedicated to all things involving the test and new developments including using the test on brain-injured patients (Million et al., 2004)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Vectors And Projectiles - Vectors And Projectiles After successfully completing the first two videos of the Paul Hewitt series, I have been drawn to this course. The third video of the series reviews the concepts of vectors and projectiles. In this video Paul goes over a lot of previously stated formulas. The ideas of how fast or hoe far an object travels are restated. The idea of how fast an object travels is known as its velocity. The velocity is found by finding how far an object travels over a period of time. It may be easier to multiply the pull of gravity, which in a free falling object is ten meters per second accelerating, by the seconds the object remains it the air....   [tags: essays research papers] 398 words
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DuBois' Projective Test Research - Abram Kardiner was a Neo-Freudian, who studied the possibility of external influences on personality. This led Kardiner to his works dealing with societal institutions and its interrelationship. Kardiner divided social institutions into two categorizes: Primary and Secondary Institutions (Lecture).   Primary Institutions are composed of household organizations, childhood disciplines and subsistence. Secondary Institutions consist of schools/educational systems, religion,government and political organizations....   [tags: Psychology] 1049 words
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Physics of Rail Guns - The concept of a rail gun is simple: two parallel bars connected to a power source produce an electric field. This electric field can be used to propel a projectile along the bars. If enough amperage is provided, the projectile can achieve velocities of up to 4 km/s. The U.S. Army has been interested in the potential of electromagnetic guns for quite some time. In 1988 the University of Texas Center for Electromagnetics began work on a 9 MJ range gun, which would be designed to launch 2-4 kg projectiles at velocities of up to 4 km/s....   [tags: physics weapon weapons rail gun] 1213 words
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Catapulting though Time & Physics - Catapulting though Time & Physics Hurling an object towards one’s enemy may seem as old as time itself. People have hurled fists at each other, thrown spears, and launched giant rocks into enemy territory. The use of catapults, and other objects that hurl projectiles, also seem as old as human civilization itself. The effectiveness of the catapult in flinging objects over a great distance and causing destruction is due to a few basic physics principals that govern force, energy, motion, speed and mass to name a few....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Gauss Guns - The theory behind gauss guns is that you can take electrical energy and convert it to kinetic energy by using an electromagnetic energy storage field. In essence, you take a ferrous object (the projectile) and place it at one end of a hollow solenoid. When electricity is applied to the coils inside the solenoid, a magnetic field is generated which pulls the projectile towards the center of the coils. As the projectile reaches the center and continues, the magnetic pull decreases and eventually reverses....   [tags: physics gauss gun] 619 words
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Physics of Catapults - The ballista, or "shield piercer," was first developed by the Greeks using the same principles as a bow and arrow. Its primary use was to, as the name suggests, pierce enemy shields, since normal bows lacked the power to do so. Early versions of the ballista include the gastrophetes, which is nothing more than an enlarged bow that can be braced against the users body. http://members.lycos.nl/onager/GastrophetesPic.jpg As time went on ballistas were improved to become larger and more powerful, eventually becoming mounted mechanisms that could be operated by two or more people....   [tags: physics catapult] 1136 words
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Physics of a Spudgun - Well it's quite simple actually. Spudguns use some of the same principles as internal combustion engines. Just as burning gas forces a piston out of a cylinder it can also force out a potato. A spudgun is a device that uses some form of propellant to project a potato across the sky. Usually these devices are made of ABS plastic sewer pipe. There are several major parts of the spud gun that these pages will refer to. These parts are the firing chamber, the igniter, and the barrel. The ignition device of a spud gun is simply put the spark generator that causes the combustion of the fuel in the firing chamber....   [tags: physics potato gun cannon] 1916 words
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The Trebuchet - The Trebuchet The roots of the machine go back to at least the fifth century B.C. in China. In its most primitive form, it consisted of a pivoted beam with a sling at one end and ropes at the other. A stone would be placed in the sling and a team of men would haul the ropes, swinging the beam up into the air”1. “The trebuchet reached the Mediterranean by the sixth century C.E. It displaced other forms of artillery and held its own until well after the coming of gunpowder. The trebuchet was instrumental in the rapid expansion of both the Islamic and the Mongol empires....   [tags: Physics Trebuchet History Papers]
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Forensic Sciences: The Science of Fingerprint Identification - ... During the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe the first scientific paper describing the ridge structure of the skin covering the fingers and palms was published by Nehemiah Grew in 1684, a book on anatomy published in 1685 also illustrated the ridge structure of fingers but it wasn’t until a century later in 1788 the German anatomist Johann Mayer recognized that fingerprints are unique to an individual. Dr. Henry Faulds published a paper in 1880 on the subject of using fingerprints for identification and proposing a method to record with printing ink, he established their first classification and was the first to identify fingerprints on a vial; his concept was ultimately dismissed at the time, however after a ten year study involving the study of fingerprints, Francis Galton published a statistical model of fingerprint analysis and identification and encouraged its use in forensic science concluding the chance of a “false positive” was about 1 in 64 billion....   [tags: Career Research ]
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The History and Importance of the Trebuchet - "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A. C. Clarke (Clarke). Throughout history, people have relied on technology to aid them. Technology has played an important role throughout time as a tool that has allowed people to achieve accomplishments never before possible. Technology has been crucial to survival as it has been used in warfare. Technology was used for both offensive and defense systems during times of siege, and could determine the fate of entire empires....   [tags: War, Military, Army]
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The Physic of Paintball - The Physic of Paintball I.The Fundamentals of the Game of Paintball. Paintball is a sport that is still fairly new in the world being not much more that a decade old. This game as with other sports would not be possible without physics. Physics is essential to the game of paintball. Some of physics that are involved in paintball are pressurized gas, projectile motion, and the impulse of being hit by a paintball. As with all sports there is necessary equipment needed to play. The most important piece of equipment would be the paintball gun often called a marker....   [tags: Game Paintballing Paintball Physics Essays]
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Rail Away - Rail Away “I greatly prefer a world where all sides ware armed with shields to a world where all sides are armed with swords and no shields.” - Dr. Edward Teller For several years many advances in technology and human living have come from necessity, and that necessity comes from periods of war. We have built tanks and guns and planes and bombs to increase our chances of winning battles, and sparing as many of our lives and destroying as many of their lives as possible. Through such advances came better car engines, faster transportation, better security and self-defense, and awareness of the dangers of weaponry....   [tags: Weapons Technology War Rail Guns Essays]
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Rockets and Space Travel - Rockets and Space Travel Flying into orbit, at times, seems just an ordinary event. We have been launching objects into orbit for several decades now. Over time, it seems that the knowledge of the first attempt to send an object into the atmosphere was lost. One lone American was very absorbed into the science of this very thing. He had an obsession about him. John Goddard spent endless hours trying to perfect a small rocket launch. Though it sounds simple, lighting a fire underneath a small projectile, and make go in a straight line toward the heavens, is very detailed orientated....   [tags: Space Research Rocket Papers]
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The Physics of Roller Coasters - The Physics of Roller Coasters The roller coaster has its beginnings in Russia where during the 1600's. People crafted sleds out of wood and built hills made of ice blocks. The hills had sand at the bottom to help slow down the sleds so they would not crash when they reached the bottom of the hill.1 Over time, the roller coaster has become more complex. They now are taller, faster and are designed out of different materials like wood and steel. Although roller coasters are fun and exciting, the questions, what allows them to twist and turn, go up and down hills at a fairly good speed....   [tags: Physics Science Research]
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Physics of Firearms - A firearm, in the most basic form, consists of a barrel, an action, a firing mechanism, a stock and a sighting device. No matter the form of the firearm, the same basic principles of physics and chemistry apply. The study of these principles is called ballistics. There are three types of ballistics, internal, external, and terminal. Internal ballistics is the study of the flight of a projectile inside a firearm. External ballistics is the study of the flight of a bullet after leaving the muzzle and until it hits the target....   [tags: physics firearm gun guns rifle pistol] 1362 words
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The Physics of a 500 foot Mark McGwire Home Run are Unlikely - On September 8, 1998 Mark McGwire conquered the previous home run record set in a single season by Roger Maris in 1961. The event was memorable to most fans when he defeated Roger Maris, and finalized baseball's new season record of 70 home runs. Mark McGwire was a powerful man and he was known for his ability to smash baseballs great distances. However, many disagree that he was able to launch a baseball 500 feet and beyond. No doubt, this is a great distance to project a baseball. Many years ago during the era of Babe Ruth, another powerful hitting legend, there were articles written claiming that he blasted a hit that carried further than 600 feet, let alone 500 feet....   [tags: physics baseball home run]
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American Technological Advancements of the Civil War - American Technological Advancements of the Civil War The Civil War had many large technological advancements that would greatly evolve warfare. The war introduced the first ironclad ships, the first repeating rifles and carbines, and the first metallic rifle and pistol cartridges. The military didn't solely rely on this new technology, however. Older weapons and other tools were still trusted, such as paper cartridges and smoothbore muskets. Before 1860, the government of the United States provided little interest or encouragement in the inventions of various ordinance experts....   [tags: Military History ]
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Guns - Guns Wrought-iron breechloaders Partly because of the difficulties of making a long, continuous barrel, and partly because of the relative ease of loading a powder charge into a short breechblock, gunsmiths soon learned to make cannon in which the barrel and powder chamber were separate. Since the charge and projectile were loaded into the rear of the barrel, these were called breechloaders. The breechblock was mated to the barrel by means of a recessed lip at the chamber mouth. Before firing, it was dropped into the stock and forced forward against the barrel by hammering a wedge into place behind it; after the weapon was fired, the wedge was knocked out and the block was removed for reloading....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
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The Effects of Gunpowder on Warfare - ... Not only are muskets more lethal than bows and arrows, but cannons and artillery are more lethal than medieval catapults. Not only are gunpowder powered infantry weapons more deadly than medieval infantry weapons, but gunpowder powered artillery is more lethal than medieval artillery. Cannons were used as artillery in the seventeen hundreds and catapults were used as medieval artillery. Cannons are more accurate and precise than medieval catapults. A cannon shooting at a target with a twelve pound ball has a 55 percent chance of hitting the target ....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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Ships for Raleigh's Expeditions - Ships for Raleigh's Expeditions It was not only as a navigational instructor that Raleigh employed Harriot. He was involved with the design of the ships for Raleigh's expeditions as well as being involved in the construction of the vessels and selecting the seamen. He was Raleigh's accountant, being responsible for obtaining funding for the expeditions and keeping all the accounts. Raleigh had the captains Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe make an expedition to Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina in 1584....   [tags: Papers] 1897 words
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Physics of Fishing - Fishing contains a wide variety of physics. when you cast you are using projectile motion and rotational motion. when you hook a fish it will often use the drag from the current agenst you. Immagine draging a fish through a swift current. You deal with the tention of your line, and the friction of the line through the guides. you also deal with friction when you use a drag. Reels One of the key components of your fishing gear is the reel. http://www.eangler.com/eangler/proshop/reels.asp?shopby=D&dept_id=67&dept_image=reels.gif&pageheading=Reels&JEX=101025 These are spinning reels designed for smaller fish....   [tags: Physics Science Fish Fishing] 910 words
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Physics of Soccer - Physics of the Ball How and where you kick the ball is the most important aspect within the game of soccer. Lets say you kick the ball perfectly giving it no rotation (or spin), this means that you have given the ball a velocity (v) and an initial angular speed of zero. When the ball comes into contact with the ground it will begin to spin because the ground is not frictionless. The soccer ball will eventually begin to roll without slipping, which is when the balls center of mass is equal to its angular speed....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 1400 words
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The Physics of Soccer - Rolling Motion and Friction Suppose you kick a soccer ball without giving it any spin. Your foot, therefore, gives the ball an initial speed (v) and an initial angular speed of 0. Since grass is not frictionless, the ball initially slides across the field, then starts to rotate and, eventually, starts rolling without slipping. A soccer ball rolls without slipping when its center-of-mass speed equals its angular speed (around its center of mass). OK, now suppose you want to kick the ball so that it immediately starts rolling without slipping....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 734 words
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Physics of the Browning M2 .50 Cal - The Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun is better known as the 'Ma Duce' to those who have had the pleasure of firing this heavy barrel machine gun. In 1919 John M. Browning developed the M2 .50 cal as an anti-aircraft weapon. The M2 was first introduced into the United States Military in 1933 and is used by many militaries through out the world today. Since 1933 there have been little changes made to this weapon system. The BMG (Browning Machine Gun) is a crew served, belt fed, air-cooled, recoil operated machine gun capable of firing in single shot or fully automatic....   [tags: physics machine gun] 1102 words
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The Development of The Cannon and Gun Powder - The Development of The Cannon and Gun Powder The developments of gunpowder and the cannon were the most important advances during the Middle Ages. If it weren't for these inventions, who knows how we would be fighting today, possibly still the wars of Ancient Rome. The development of gunpowder meant that soon the use of knights would be useless because of the projectile that could easily knock a knight off his horse, rendering him helpless. The gunpowder enabled this projectile. The development of the cannon goes hand-in-hand with the gunpowder....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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The Physics of Fishing - ... Casting works through a combination of the projectile motion of the lure and the rotational motion of the reel. The length of the fishing rod directly relates to the velocity, momentum, and distance that the lure can be cast. A longer rod can cast a lure at a greater velocity and a greater distance. The inertia of your lure, when casting overcomes the drag of your line, which is negligible, as it comes out of the reel and through the guides at the point of release. When the line is released for the cast the angular velocity of your lure becomes a projectile....   [tags: Physics ]
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Relativity - ... How do we know that time is relative. Imagine a different kind of clock. This clock is unique because instead of a hand ticking away it is actually a beam of light bouncing between two mirrors. This would seem the most logical choice of an accurate clock because light is a constant right. As we observe the clock it ticks off at regular intervals as expected. Now, if we start moving the clock to the right relative to the observer something strange happens. The light appears to take longer to travel back and forth between the two mirrors....   [tags: Physics]
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Physics of Firearms - Shooting is a popular activity and it is enjoyed by many people, so much so that it is also done at a competitive level. Although many people may have shot a firearm of some sort, few of those people actually realize how much physics is involved with the shot. So what exactly is Ballistics. Ballistics is the science or study of the motion of projectiles and in the case of most firearms, these projectiles are the bullets. There are two things that affect the flight of a bullet once it has been shot out of the gun....   [tags: physics gun guns firearm ballistics] 615 words
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Human-Less Warriors - As bloody wars drag on in Iraq and Afghanistan the United States military increasingly turns to human-less warriors to stem the loss of lives. The MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aerial drones are seeing an increase in use, while remote controlled robots are being used to dispose of improvised explosive devises. At what point do these computer systems move from machines capable of unethical actions, to machines whose very existence is unethical. I argue that fully automated systems should not be used in an offensive manner; rather they can only see ethical uses in limited defensive roles....   [tags: Military Technology] 1984 words
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Right to Own Handguns - ... Many may argue that it is the duties of a police officer to protect its citizens as the typical responsibility of the police are to keep the peace, enforcing the law, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes. However, the police are not available immediately and there is a response time to 911 calls. Picture being attacked viciously for mere seconds do you think you could fight that person off for 5 minutes or even 10 minutes waiting on the police, assuming that you were able to dial 911....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]
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The Gravitational Slingshot - ... It is the most fuel efficient, naturally occurring “booster” in the universe. The gravitational force of a planet, even one as small as Mars, cause exponentially increase the velocity of an object. Using the Conservation of Kinetic Energy equation, which was developed by Newton, we see that no kinetic energy, or displacement energy is being lost as Gravitational Potential Energy. GPE is just that, potential energy that is not put into motion quite yet. In addition to Kinetic Energy, Linear Momentum is conserved also....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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The Space Race - ... Much like two siblings competing, the United States and Soviet Union were engaged in a battle of wit and strategy. Each nation strained to prove the benefits of their political and philosophical systems. The space race, although it had militaristic values, was primarily based on administrative ideology. In the struggle for superiority, the populace of both nations took great pride in their space programs. The events of the time were so meaningful that the United States, specifically President Eisenhower, created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in July of 1958 (“American Experience: Race to the Moon” 1)....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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Ambulance Safety - In the world of EMS there are many dangers that providers face on a daily basis. EMS education starts with the premise that you cannot guarantee the safety of your patient until you guarantee your own. As such, an emphasis is put on health, body substance isolation, and scene safety repeatedly throughout the education process. It is not until one joins the rank and file of the daily work force of EMS that the dangers of driving or of being a passenger in an ambulance are understood and many times this may be too late....   [tags: Safety] 734 words
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Smart Kids Do Stupid Things - I will be the first to testify and, despite my obvious bias, I still believe that I am completely accurate when I say that my parents are the best that any kid has or will ever have. My mother, though, regardless of her efforts, repeatedly made a fatal error my upbringing; she never learned that, despite her trust in me, any adolescent boy left idle and unsupervised for any length of time will eventually turn to no good. Such was the case on a particular August afternoon. August, for any grade-schooler, is without a doubt the most despicable of months....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1155 words
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The Physics of Volleyball - The Physics of o Volleyball From six thirty one morning to three O’ clock the next morning was my longest volleyball day ever. Fourteen and a half hours of play with only 3 breaks for food, makes for an exhausting event. So what makes volleyball worth such a sacrifice. It is the endless possibilities and outcomes that can occur by playing this magnificent sport and challenging the basic laws of physics. In the sport of volleyball the same thing never happens twice. Things may seem similar but there are always slight differences....   [tags: Sports Athletics Essays]
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The Physics of Football - The Physics of Football There is no question that everything people do in their lives involves physics. This is true from the way we communicate to the way that we fight wars. In some cases the influence of the laws of physics on our world are extremely apparent, such as in sports. Basketball, hockey, baseball and even cricket involve physics. From the most basic motions players perform in the game, to different plays designed by coaches, physics touches it all. These appearances of physics in the games that we play are sometimes so subtle we don’t even notice them....   [tags: Science Athletics Sports Essays]
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The Physics of Football - The Physics of Football The crowd is cheering as the quarter back from the Chicago Bears throws the football 25 yards to the star wide receiver. As the wide receiver catches the football, he starts off on a mad dash to make a touch down. During his run for the touchdown, he does not see his opponent from the Dallas Cowboys sneaking up on him to stop his success. The wide receiver from the Chicago Bears is tackled by his opponent and prevents him from his victory. While watching this fascinating and suspenseful moment, one would not think that there is more to football than fun and excitement....   [tags: Science Athletics Sports Essays]
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The Physics of the Curve Ball - The Physics of the Curve Ball Dad said that one of these days I would figure it out, but to this day I am still clueless. I have always been able to throw a decent curve ball; you don’t just throw 6 one hit games in your high school career without one. I have always wondered why and how the ball curves through the air, and it wasn’t until now that I have really had the chance to research a topic that has puzzled me for so long. I would bet that even pitchers in the “Big show” don’t know how or why, but they obviously have the talent and ability....   [tags: Physics Research Papers] 800 words
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The Physics of Basketball - The Physics of Basketball The more and more I look around I begin to see how physics are integrated into practically everything that we do. These things would surely go unnoticed without making a conscious effort to notice them. For example simple things like riding a bike, or driving a car, or playing catch with a son or daughter. Just as these activities are loaded with elements of physics, sports are also, especially basketball. Physics play a part in every aspect of the game, from dribbling, passing, and shooting, to things as simple as setting a screen....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays]
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Scramjet Powerplants - Scramjet Powerplants Higher, further, faster, carry more. These have always been the goals of aircraft designers from the very beginning of aviation history. Even today engineers and researchers attempt to build aircraft that will be able perform better. Throughout the history of aircraft design, the main limiting factor has been the performance of power plants. This is still going on today as we attempt to build engines that allow superior performing aircraft. Scramjet engines offer one potential solution to this problem....   [tags: Essays Papers] 963 words
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Galileo - "Galileo was that guy who invented the telescope." This is what most people say when they think about Galileo. However, Galileo did not even invent the telescope; he only made improvements to it so it could be used for astronomy. Galileo did use it to make many important discoveries about astronomy, though; many of these discoveries helped to prove that the sun was the center of the galaxy. Galileo also made many important contributions to Physics; he discovered that the path of a projectile was a parabola, that objects do not fall with speeds proportional to their weight, and much more....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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History of the Gluckauf - In 1886, the GLUCKAUF, built in Britain in 1886 became the world's first true; oil tanker with separate tanks for the oil, built into her hull. Previously, petroleum had been transported in small containers loaded on conventional merchant ships. The driving forces behind the evolution of tankers were the demand for oil and the growing competition between oil companies striving for a greater share of the market for kerosene and other refined products. In 1850, the cargo ship generally still had her sailing ship-type flush deck, except for a central bridge built across the tops of the paddle frames....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Metallic Hydrogen - Hydrogen: the most abundant element in the universe. Normally it has been considered to remain a non-metal at any range of temperatures and pressures. That is, until now. Recently this year, hydrogen was changed into a metallic substance, which could conduct electricity. An experiment conducted by William J. Nellis et al. at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory accomplished this feat. Hydrogen was converted from a non-metallic liquid, into a liquid metal. The likelihood that the most abundant element in the universe could be converted into metallic form at sufficient pressures was first theorized in 19351, but tangible evidence has eluded scientists in the intervening decades....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Physics of Football - Watching a weekend football game could be teaching you something other than who threw the most passes or gained the most yards. Football provides some great examples of the basic concepts of physics. Physics is present in the flight of the ball, the motion of the players, and the force of the tackles. This web page will show you how physics applies to these areas of football. What Exactly Is Physics and What Does It Have to Do with Football. When you throw a football across the yard to your friend, you are using physics....   [tags: physics sport sports american football] 2360 words
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Physics in Volleyball - Physics is used in almost everything we do throughout our everyday lives. Sports are almost entirely composed of the physics of the human body in order accomplish the performed action. Volleyball is a sport which has physics at the heart of the game, understanding the physics of the game actually allows a player to improve and become more efficient and effective in his or her game. This essay gives insight into how the rules of physics can be used and are essential in the game of volleyball in all aspects of the game including serving, passing, setting, hitting, and blocking....   [tags: physics sport sports volleyball] 1755 words
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Physics of Fireworks - After black powder was discovered by the Chinese in the 9th Century, the relatively short history of fireworks began with this explosive chemical composition. Black powder is made up of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal (KNO3); in the correct amounts, this combination has very explosive results. The use of black powder sprung forth the evolution of muskets, rockets, and fireworks. Although history has shown that the development of black powder muskets into modern day guns, artillery, and weapons of mass destruction have changed the face of the earth, taken many lives, and changed the outcome of many wars, black powder is also used in many rituals and celebrations....   [tags: physics firework fireworks] 2865 words
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