Braking Distance Essays

  • Investigating the Relationship Between the Braking Distance of a Toy Car and the Height of the Ramp

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    Investigating the Relationship Between the Braking Distance of a Toy Car and the Height of the Ramp Planning To carry out this experiment safely I will ensure that the necessary safety precautions are taken place. Goggles and lab coats should be worn during the experiment. All likely safety hazards are eliminated. I will make sure the ramp is placed on the table in a stable manner and that I will ensure that the ramp is not too high. The procedure of this experiment is to first get a

  • Investigation of the Relationship Between Mass of a Vehicle and Its Stopping Distance

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    Investigation of the Relationship Between Mass of a Vehicle and Its Stopping Distance Problem The problem to be investigated is "how does the mass of a vehicle affect its stopping distance when brakes are applied?" This problem is related to the conservation of energy and will be investigated through a trolley going down a ramp. A simple trolley will be used to represent the vehicle and weights attached to the rear of the trolley via a pulley system will act as the brakes. Throughout the

  • Brake Essay

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    throughout the years. Once considered one of the simplest parts of a vehicle, brakes have become one of the most complicated components in a vehicle. The scientific explanation behind a brake system is very rudimentary. Friction permits the concept of braking to occur. The first brake system was used thousands of years ago. The Romans had a system that involved a wooden block and a lever to slow and stop the cart. The driver would push or pull the lever which causes a wooden block to be pressed against

  • Breaking the Bonds of Oppression in Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers

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    incompetent and frivolous. The only identity they have is that associated with their husbands. They stay at the farmhouse to complete their repetitive and exhausting chores. The wives have little or no contact with the other people because of the distances between farms. Glaspell uses her female characters to rebel against the inequalities that women face and to prove that women are competent and when pushed too far --strike back. The male dominant society that is condescending, controlling, denies

  • Wedding Speech from the Father of the Bride

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    here today to celebrate the marriage of our daughter Claire to Frank I would like to welcome Frank’s Mum, Margaret, partner Don, sister Helen and husband Simon as well as all our relatives and friends. I know a few have travelled considerable distances to be here. Thank you, its very much appreciated. At this point I would like to mention three important people who are not here today. Firstly Frank’s Dad who died a few years ago when Frank was a boy. Of course I never knew Dave but I have recently

  • The Natural Environment and the Human Condition

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    but is not defined by human society. As far as we know, the beginnings of humanity date back to 3.5 million years ago. Homo erectus (the earliest form of man) was roaming the earth, in Africa, with his hands free enabling him to travel great distances and utilize basic stone tools. The species Homo erectus lived in small, hunter-gatherer groups. Because of constant movement, in search of vegetation and game in addition to a small population, he was unable to leave a lasting impact on the environment

  • The Economics of Human Exploration and Migration

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    The Economics of Human Exploration and Migration Somewhere between insatiable curiosity and voracious appetite for the accumulation of wealth lies the motivation for human travel. These two goalposts through which every explorer, merchant and conquistador to roam this planet sailed do not paint the idealized portrait of natural human character, but they nonetheless do accurately depict the aims of those ambitious enough to change the world and therefore merit a place in the halls of history

  • Technology in Transportation

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    needed to move vegetables and grains from the farms, to storage, and then to the cities to feed the populace. Transportation has always been one of the backbones of every great civilization, without the ability to move goods long distances, your 'culture' was only the distance you could go conveniently to get what was necessary for survival that you could not produce. The industry boomed during the railroading system and hasn't slowed since. First, there were ships and horse-drawn carriages, then cars

  • Eyesight

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    understand things that we cannot touch, taste, smell or hear. 20/20 vision does not mean perfect eyesight. 20/20 vision simply means that at a 20 ft. distance a person is able to see a certain letter than an average eye should be able to see at that distance. You can have 20/20 vision and lack the abilities to use your two eyes together as a team, to judge distances, to identify colors and to coordinate your eyes with hand and body movements. About four in ten people have "perfect" vision. There are also

  • Rhythmic Procedures and Rudimental Drumming

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    entertainment and both communication and entertainment together. These are; (1) the use of a drum as a speech surrogate or a "talking drum". These methods of playing were used for communicative purposes and often codes were used to be played over long distances for the sending and receiving of messages. (2) The use of both iconic and symbolic dimensions of communication within music and dance. Throughout many festivals in Africa, depending on the event being celebrated, drumbeats are used to dictate the

  • The Physics of Turbo Chargers

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    compressor, turbine, intercooler, wastegate, and the BOV. Matter is assumed to be composed of an enormous number of very tiny particles which are indestructible. Gas is a state of matter. These tiny particles are separated by relatively large distances, which interact elastically. This large space between the particles make it easy to compress a gas. Which gives low mass to volume ratio. Particles must be in continual motion. These particles are very fast (usually about 500 meters per second).

  • William Wordsworth Walking: Art, Work, Leisure, and a Curious Form of Consumption

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    her house (another 3 miles); Thursday the 17th, "we had a delightful walk" (a couple of miles); Friday the 18th, "Mary & Wm walked round the two lakes" (about 6 miles); Saturday the 19th, "We walked by Brathay to Ambleside" (6 miles). Now such distances are not remarkable in fine weather, but these were walks from the 14th to the 19th of December 1801, and Dorothy's notes include "A very keen frost, extremely slippery," and "Snow in the night & still snowing," and "the evening cloudy and promising

  • Convergence in Technology

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    into a postal service, connected around the world by a network of synchronised offices of a similar nature. For a long time, indirect communication was the only way to communicate over long distances. Once the telegraph came along, however, people were able to instantly communicate information over long distances. This evolved somewhat into the telephone, which spawned the radio and television. As these were developed, the efficiency and clarity of these transmissions improved, and this allowed the

  • The Effect of Weight on Distance Traveled

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    The Effect of Weight on Distance Traveled Aim === I am going to investigate how the weight of an object affects the distance it can travel. I will use a margarine tub as my object to carry out my investigation. Knowledge ========= From preliminary work and research on the Internet I have gained some knowledge. This will help me carry out my experiment and understand it. Equations --------- Work done (j) = force applied (N) x distance (m) The previous equation also

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    lead to intestinal bleeding of the bowel or to a serious disease such as cancer. Often IBS is just a mild annoyance, but for some people it can be disabling. They may be afraid to go to social events, to go out to a job, or to travel even short distances. Most people with IBS, however, are able to control their symptoms through diet, stress management, and sometimes with medications prescribed by their physicians. Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome The colon, which is about 6 feet long, connects

  • Ideas of the Parthenon

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    and recognize it as something that is real. It also consists of repeated patterns and distance intervals throughout its structure that add to this order. The metopes, for example, are set in an alternating pattern with the triglyphs around the entire building at distinct intervals bringing a clear order to the entablature of the Parthenon. The columns that support the Parthenon are also placed in certain distance intervals from each other and coincide with the pattern formed by the metopes and triglyphs

  • hunter gatherers

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    recent Ice Age retreated. The herds of large cold-climate animals moved north and our ancestors had to change their habits in order to survive. As the more southern locations warmed, some hunter-gatherers found enough food to support the group short distances from their camps. These food plants attracted a wide variety of smaller game such as horse and rabbit. Conditions around the major river systems in warm climates were favourable to settlements, since these areas had sufficient food available for


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    mechanical, procedural, and functional specifications for activating, maintaining, and deactivating the physical link between end systems. Such characteristics as voltage levels, timing of voltage changes, physical data rates, maximum transmission distances, and physical connectors, are defined by physical layer specifications. Data Link Layer The data-link layer provides error-free transfer of data frames from one computer to another over the physical layer. The layers above this layer can assume virtually

  • Aristotle

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    Simplicius' Commentary, will most likely seem very bizarre, as they are based more on a priori philosophical speculation than empirical observation. Although Aristotle acknowledged the importance of "scientific" astronomy - the study of the positions, distances and motions of the stars - he nevertheless treated astronomy in the abstract, linking it to his overall philosophical world picture. As a result, the modern distinction between physics and metaphysics is not present in Aristotle, and in order to

  • Image Analysis Program

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    position in the center of the nebulae and on the edge of the nebulae. We used the following distance formula to find the distance between the points. After this calculation the answer in pixels needed to be converted to arc seconds for use in the small angle formula where 1 pixel approx. = 3 arc seconds. We now could use the small angle formula to find the actual radius in pc. Where d is the radius D is the distance from the Earth in pc and theta is the value we had just found out in arc seconds. After