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Chapter 7: Forces and Motion in Two Dimensions
An Internet WebQuest
Integrate the power of the Web with this inquiry-oriented student learning activity
Vector Jockey
You can download Vector Jockey, a shareware video game that demonstrates how velocity and acceleration work in space. Try it out!

Simulated Inclined Plane

This page features animation that shows a frictionless ball rolling down an inclined plane. Visit this site and vary the launch angle and launch velocities. How does air resistance affect the maximum range?

Movies Illustrating Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
This page has several QuickTime videos showing projectile motion and circular vector forces, among others. Visit this site and discover how gravity works to create projectile motion.

Uniform Circular Motion
Uniform circular motion is described using vectors in a GIF animation. Visit this website and explain how this motion result in a force?

Physics and Sports: The Blueprints of Competition
How do sports use physics? Visit this site to find out! Pick your favorite sport and explain how physics is a part of it.

Cedar Point Roller Coasters
This is an index of all the roller coasters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, including the record-breaking Magnum XL-2000. Use the information about the roller coasters' speeds to determine the centripetal acceleration of the Magnum and the Corkscrew.

Amusement Park Physics
This site allows you to design your own roller coaster. What are the differences between wooden and steel coasters?

 


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