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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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The Physics Philes, lesson 38: Outside Forces

In which momentum is not conserved, external forces are exerted, and parabolic trajectories are maintained. Are you ready to finally finish up the basics of momentum and center of mass? Well hold on to your hats, because it’s time to roll. Last week we discussed momentum and center of mass …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 37: Get Centered

Over the past several weeks we’ve been discussing momentum. This week we’ll continue that discussion, but through a slightly different lens. This week I’ll introduce the concept of center of mass and how it relates to this momentum stuff we’ve been talking about. The world is made up of weirdly …

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