Everyday we experience friction, it is necessary for us to walk or for the wheels on vehicles to turn and move. So what is friction? How does it work? Friction is defined as the resistance to motion between contacting surfaces. The effect of...
Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke were constantly at each other throat. Hooke accused Newton of plagiarism and stealing his ideas. In the end one gain fame and the other went in obscurity for their work.
A brief explanation of the Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics, how they work with the zeroth and first laws, their importance and how they keep you alive.
The article addresses thy physics of projectile motion. Firstly we discuss vertical and horizontal projectile as a special case of this type of motions, caused by the gravitation force. All basic concept relating projectile motion, including trajectory, initial velocity, horizontal range are...
A Newtonian demonstrator is also called the "Newton's Cradle" and is sold as an office desk toy. It comes in a dramatic range of sizes and shapes, as you can see. The Geek Group in Kalamazoo makes the giant size.
Are you interested in the different calculator techniques in Engineering Mechanics? This is the right place for you. A step-by-step guide to different calculator techniques in Engineering Mechanics.
Both of these are used frequently in astronomical work but the differences between them help us learn more about their sources.
EPR has been a thorn in the side of Quantum Mechanics since Einstein formulated the thought experiment in 1935. The Rope Model of Light and Gravity offers a rational physical interpretation to EPR.
This is part 3 of a 6 part hands-on unit on Inventions and Simple Machines. Build and test waterwheels, use cylinders to make wheel cookies, experiment with matchbox cars to demonstrate friction, compare the mechanical advantage of an adult and a children's bicycle, and more!
We've all have experienced static electricity in one way or another. Those unexpected little shocks we get when we touch a doorknob or some other metalic object, the balloons that stick to the wall after being rubbed in the head, or hair itself...