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# Tag: AP Physics 1

## Creating Circular Motion from Sine and Cosine Curves

Articles, Blog 4 CommentsMr. P: Good morning. Let’s start with a dot moving in the y-direction in simple harmonic motion, just like a vertical mass spring system. Flipping Physics If we set the dot in motion at a constant velocity to the right, Bo what sort of function does that create? Bo: That looks just like a sine

## Point Particle & Rigid Object Collision – Conservation of Angular Momentum Demonstration & Problem

Articles, Blog 2 CommentsMr.p: Good morning. Bo, could you please read the problem and Bobby, could you please translate? “Flipping Physics” Intro I apologize for not wearing safety glasses while performing this demonstration. If this egregious oversight causes you emotional harm, I am sorry. Seriously, I should have worn safety glasses and it was asinine of me not

## Common Point Particle Angular Momentum Triangle

Articles, Blog 1 CommentMr.p: Good morning. In our previous lesson we used a wooden board mounted on a Lazy Susan to introduce the equation for the angular momentum of a point particle. “Flipping Physics” Intro Billy, please give us the equation for the angular momentum of a point particle. Billy: The angular momentum of a point particle equals

## What are the Equations for Kinetic Energy & Angular Momentum of a Point Particle Moving in a Circle?

Articles, Blog 3 CommentsMr.p: Good morning. Today we are going to look at the equations for Kinetic Energy and Angular Momentum for a point particle moving in a circle. “Flipping Physics” Intro Bo, what are the general equations for translational and rotational kinetic energy? Bo: Translational kinetic energy equals one half mass times velocity squared and rotational kinetic

## Defining Pi for Physics

Articles, Blog 15 Comments– Good morning. Class, what is pi? ♫ Flipping Physics ♫ – Pi is a number. – 3.141592653589793238 – Pi is an irrational number. – I like pumpkin pie. – Okay sorry, I don’t think I made my question clear. Class, what is the definition of pi? – Pi is the ratio of a circle’s