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The Physics Philes, lesson 66: Walk the Plank!

As promised last week, I’m back with a sample problem dealing with a body’s center of gravity! So let’s dive right in, shall we? Let’s say you have a wooden plank that is 6.0 m long and weighs 90 kg. You set the plank of wood on top of two …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 65: The Judges Give This Post a 9.8…Meters per Second per Second

Last week we started our discussion of equilibrium and elasticity with an quick overview of what equilibrium is. Today we’ll continue with a discussion of center of gravity. Because we live in the real world and we want physics to be practical, we can’t ignore gravity. Which means that we …

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