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View Resource Roller Coaster G-Forces

This page, created by Tom Henderson of Glenbrook South High School, features an animated image and a discussion of the forces involved in going through a looping coaster. This page is fairly simplistic, but it does provides links to other helpful physics resources. Some of these include lesson plans discussing the subjects of: acceleration, net force and acceleration, free body diagrams,...

View Resource Physics is Phun

Physics is Phun is a mobile physics demonstration show put on by the University of Maryland department of physics. Each program is customized for the particular group and level to which it is presented. Several different programs including a variety of physics topics have been developed. These topics consisted of: sound/light, the physics IQ test, laws of motion, electricity and magnetism, and...

View Resource How is a Rocket like a Guitar?

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) feature presents a discussion with country music star Clint Black describing how both a guitar and the space shuttle rocket and spacecraft resonate. The air chamber, vibrations, and resonance of an acoustic guitar are discussed and paralleled with those of a rocket. Holographic interferograms show the resonant vibrations in the...

View Resource Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

This site, created by Tom Roger of Intuitor.com, is dedicated to describing the poor physics that can be found in many movies. It includes general discussions of common movie mistakes, with simple but thorough discussions of the physics, and reviews of movies. There are also resources for instructors wishing to use movie physics in their classes. The movies are rated from good physics to...

View Resource An Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics

Created by Edward Kluk of Dickinson State University, this web site provides course materials for an introductory mechanics class. Topics covered include: kinematics, forces, energy, and momentum. Each page features a Java applet illustrating a concept with text and activities accompanying it. The author has created this site because, as he states: "Nowadays it becomes more likely to find in...

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