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Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out example problems.
|2||Meet the Forces
Introduction to normal, weight, tension, friction, and drag forces.
Detailed description of the causes and parameters that determine friction.
|4||Anatomy of Drag
Detailed description of the causes and parameters that determine drag.
|5||Terminal Speed for Poets
Application of drag to falling bodies and the development of the conditions of terminal speed.
Diagram Problems: A Recipe for Success
Step-by-step guide to solving classic problems in statics and dynamics.
||Newton's Third Law EVA - Answers
Astronaut and space capsule interaction dynamics
||Newton's Third Law Problems
||Day at the Drag Races Springboard
Step-by-step conceptual development of the equation for drag.
Dver Physics - Answers
When is there more drag: before or after the parachute is opened?
Basics - Presentation
Free-body diagrams, from simple to complex.
||May the Net Force be With
Simple "net force" second law exercises.
|7||Operation Libra - Answers
Using vector math when the net force is zero.
Conceptual lab activity dealing with several aspects of tension.
(Experiment: more open-ended than PhyzLabs.)
Development of the parameters that determine friction.
|3||Monster Vector Pull
Like the classic force-table lab without a force table. A hands-on activity in vector addition.
Question sheet to accompany Physics: Cinema Classics segment on apparent weight in an elevator.
| A Real Drag
Determination of terminal speed and how it relates to the weight of an object.
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