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We experimentally determine the position, velocity and acceleration as a function of time for a street hockey puck that is sliding and slowing down. Is it uniformly accelerated motion? Content…


Basic demonstration of how to use spreadsheets in an introductory physics class. Topics listed below. https://www.flippingphysics.com/spreadsheets.html This is an AP Physics 1 topic. Content…










Calculus based review of equations I suggest you memorize for the AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam. Please realize I abhor memorization, however, there are a few equations which I do recommend you…


Calculus based review of Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM). SHM is defined. A horizontal massspring system is analyzed and proven to be in SHM and it’s period is derived. The difference between…


Calculus based review of Universal Gravitation including Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation, solving for the acceleration due to gravity in a constant gravitational field, universal…


Calculus based review and comparison of the linear and rotational equations which are in the AP Physics C mechanics curriculum. Topics include: displacement, velocity, acceleration, uniformly…


Calculus based review of the cross product torque equation, how to do a unit vector cross product problem, rotational equilibrium, the rotational form of Newton’s second law, the angular…


Calculus based review of moment of inertia for a system of particles and a rigid object with shape, the derivation of rotational kinetic energy, derivations of the following moments of inertia:…


Calculus based review of instantaneous and average angular velocity and acceleration, uniformly angularly accelerated motion, arc length, the derivation of tangential velocity, the derivation of…
