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Newton's Three Laws of Physics - Newtons First Law Newtons first laws states that : "An object in motion tends to stay in motion and an object at rest tends to stay and rest unless acted upon by and outside force." When in space, Newtons first law is very obvious. When an object in space is set on a course, it stays on that course unless it is acted upon by some outside force. Newtons first law is also present in every day life here on earth. The place where we may experience it the most is in our vehicles. If you are driving your car down the road and you come to a sudden stop, then you are going to go through the widshield unless you are wearing a seatbelt....   [tags: Contributions of Isaac Newton] 515 words
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The Physics of Semiconductor Devices - The Physics of Semiconductor Devices The purpose of this paper is to give a greater understanding of the semiconductor world, for Physics 100 students who have a little knowledge of electronics. I will cover conductors, insulators, semiconductors, and the operation of a diode and a transistor. The reason that it is important to understand these devices is the vast effect that they have had on our modern world. Our lives are filled by electronics, especially in this computerized age that we live in, and I have found that a knowledge of some electronics has greatly helped my understanding of the many electronic devices that we deal with on a daily basis....   [tags: Electronics Electricity Science Papers]
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Physics of an Acoustic Guitar - Physics of an Acoustic Guitar I have been watching my husband play the guitar in a band for five years and he has made it look so easy to make such beautiful music. Most guitar players have progressed with the technology of electric guitars, but when my husband picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to play a song for just me, I hear his love for me in the sounds that he produces. Imagine my surprise when a physics class conveyed to me that there was much more to his playing than I had imagined....   [tags: Music Instruments Essays]
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Catapulting though Time & Physics - Catapulting though Time & Physics Hurling an object towards one’s enemy may seem as old as time itself. People have hurled fists at each other, thrown spears, and launched giant rocks into enemy territory. The use of catapults, and other objects that hurl projectiles, also seem as old as human civilization itself. The effectiveness of the catapult in flinging objects over a great distance and causing destruction is due to a few basic physics principals that govern force, energy, motion, speed and mass to name a few....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Physics Of Water Travel - The Physics Of Water Travel Plumbing is something all of us take for granted. We use it everyday freely and never think about how exactly it woks. Why can water travel up through pipes defying gravity. How can all that pressure be stored that always seems to be waiting for you at the very moment you turn on the faucet. How does water accelerate and slow down without much external help from us. These questions are often unthought of but are very interesting. To understand how plumbing works we must understand some basic principles of water flow....   [tags: Plumbing Science Essays] 1117 words
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Quantum Mechanics and Marc Lange's "An Introduction to The Philosophy of Physics" - Of the many counter intuitive quirks of quantum mechanics, the strangest quirk is perhaps the notion of quantum entanglement. Very roughly, quantum entanglement a phenomenon where the state of a large system cannot be described by the state of the smaller systems that compose it. On the standard metaphysical interpretation of quantum entanglement, this is taken to show that there exists emergent properties1. If this standard interpretation is correct, it seems that physics paints a far different picture of the world then commonsense leads one to believe....   [tags: Quantum Mechanics, science, Marc Lange, Introducti] 2570 words
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The Making and Unmaking of an Autarkic Physics in Franco’s Spain - The end of the Spanish Civil War brought a completely new kind of nation-state into existence. Never before (or after) Fascist Spain did such a conservative, militaristic, and anti-communist state exist in modern Europe. General Francisco Franco’s iconoclastic Spain demanded a complementary scientific structure. The resulting autarkic science was ideologically aligned with Franco, and wholly functional to state power. This autarkic science was not conjured up out of nowhere: it was created out of the ashes of Spain’s previous scientific structure, which was largely obliterated by the Civil War....   [tags: Nuclear Propaganda, Political Elite]
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From Aristotle to Newton: The Development of Modern Physics - In the fourth century, Aristotle developed the first systematic set of ideas to describe the natural world, often referred to as Aristotelian physics. In his research, Aristotle made many discoveries dealing with the dynamics of motion. He believed that the natural motion of an object was primarily determined by the nature of the substance that made up the object, in terms of the four basic elements: earth, air, fire and water. Therefore, a stone, when released from the hand, fell to the ground because it was made of similar substance as the Earth....   [tags: Galileo, Scientific Method, Scientific Discoveries] 1597 words
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Principles of Physics in Ultrasound - Principles of Physics in Ultrasound Physics has become an important part of medicine allowing specialist doctors and radiographers to rapidly access a patient’s condition and to help in long-term diagnosis. This enables doctor’s to treat patients before their condition deteriorates. This procedure would not be possible without the use of X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound and endoscopes, which allow doctors to see inside the body with little or no surgery. Without such equipment doctors would be forced to use invasive techniques, which could cause patients more harm as it increases the risk of infection....   [tags: Papers] 1732 words
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Physics Investigation of Stopping Distances - Physics Investigation of Stopping Distances Aim === To investigate how a toy car's stopping distance is affected by its vertical height Hypothesis The greater an object's gravitational potential energy the longer it will take to cease all movement. This is because it will have more kinetic energy - and if we assume that the energy is removed at a constant rate by friction then the more kinetic energy an object has the longer it will continue moving Background knowledge This experiment will be looking at the transfer of energy from gravitational potential energy (gpe) to kinetic energy (ke) and the effect of friction on the loss of kinetic...   [tags: Papers] 737 words
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Galileo Galilei, The Creator of Modern Science and Physics - In 1564 the creator of modern science and physics was born in Pisa, Italy. Galileo Galilei was Europe’s most celebrated scientist. His early experiments laid the foundation for modern physics. His observation revealed new truths about the universe. Galileo was a great philosopher of nature. He revolutionized our understanding of astronomy. Galileo was a devout Catholic with a strong faith and strongly believed in the Holy Scriptures. In 1600 Galileo’s first of three illegitimate children, Virginia was born....   [tags: telescope, astronomy, observations] 1079 words
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The Physics of Turbo Chargers - Do you want your car to pick up speed faster. How about adding a turbo booster on that engine under your automobiles hood. A turbo charger is a very efficient way to gain power. To fully understand the function of this component, lets look at the physics behind it. The Ideal Gas model has much to do in turbo chargers. I will explain the theory and components like the compressor, turbine, intercooler, wastegate, and the BOV. Matter is assumed to be composed of an enormous number of very tiny particles which are indestructible....   [tags: Turbo Chargers Engines Essays]
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Physics of the Human Eye - Physics of the human eye. The human eye, what a complex but fascinating organ. It has the ability to see past the horizon and observe the different colors of a rainbow. The eye can be quicker then a race car but slow enough to witness a snail crawling across a beach. The eye can capture objects at various different angles, such as birds flying overhead or a person walking right beside you. Yes indeed, the eye is probably the greatest sense a person can have. The eye is so vast and complex. To try and write everything about the eye would take a very long time....   [tags: Sight Seeing Eyesight Papers]
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The Physics of Riding Bulls - The Physics of Riding Bulls Rodeo is a sport that came about by everyday work being made into competition. Every event in rodeo has a practical purpose; all but one that is. There is no practical reason to get on a bull; only the thrills, chills, and rush of excitement. It¡¦s more than a challenge between riders. It¡¦s a challenge between man and beast. Legendary cowboy Larry Mahan had an even different way of looking at it. He said, ¡§It¡¦s not a challenge with the animal but with the weakness in one¡¦s self¡¨....   [tags: Sports Rodeo Essays]
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The Physics Of Scuba Diving - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fish and explore the underwater jungle that covers two-thirds of the earth's surface. I have always been interested in water activities; swimming, diving and skiing, and I felt that scuba was for me. My first dive took place while on a family vacation. I came across a dive shop offering introductory dives, which immediately caught my interest. After much convincing (my parents), with my solemn assurance that I would be careful, I was allowed to participate in a dive....   [tags: Scuba Diving Descriptive Process Essays]
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Physics is Everywhere Essay - Physics is Everywhere Essay As Fall comes to a close and winter is upon us we can take an opportunity to reflect. Fall is the season of many events. For some it is the turning of the leaves that make it so memorable. For students, the excitement of a new school year and what that brings is always on the mind. Also on the mind of students, and professional fans alike, is the exhilaration and anticipation of a new season on the gridiron. This past fall I had the unique chance to document this exhilaration in a different manner....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Physics is Everywhere Essay - Physics is Everywhere Essay Ever since I was a young boy I’ve been fascinated with pyramids. I remember watching a Discovery Channel special on the ancient Egyptian king Imhotep when I was very young, and being thrilled. The idea of geometrically perfect structures of enormous size and weight, built by men without any modern machines piqued my interest at a very early age. Fortunately, when I was eleven I got a chance to see the pyramids firsthand when I took a family vacation to Egypt. As a human being, I don’t think it’s possible to stand in front of one of the Great Pyramids and not be in awe....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Swimming Techniques and Physics - Swimming Techniques and Physics Presently scientist are conducting research to help people gain new techniques in swimming. While scientists continue research for new swimming techniques, they must start with early techniques of swimming as a sport and part of life. Learning how to swim is not easy. However, swimming is physics. There are laws, buoyancy, drags, and motions. To become a good swimmer one should take initiative to learn how certain techniques evolved and take an active approach into applying these physics into their own strokes....   [tags: Papers] 2098 words
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Physics Investigation: The Cantilever - Physics Investigation: The Cantilever During the experiment all the safety precautions were considered. All the results are spread over a wide range so a conclusion can be easily drawn. There weren't any changes made to the experiment. i) Relationship between the deflection and the load Load (g) Without Load (cm) With Load (cm) Deflection (cm) 0 96 96 0 100 96 92.7 3.3 200 96 90 6 300 96 87.6 8.4 400 96 85 11 500 96 82.2 13.8 600 96 79.5 16.5 700 96 77 19 800 96 74.6 21.4 900 96 71.5 24.5 1000 96...   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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Physics Investigation Of Resistance - Physics Investigation Of Resistance Aim: To investigate how the electrical resistance of a wire changes in relationship to its length. Prediction: I predict that as the length of the wire increases so will the resistance of it. I also predict that the rate at which the resistance of the wire increases will be directly proportional to the length that is increased each time. Hypothesis: As the length of the wire is increased, the number of collisions between the current carrying charged particles and with the fixed particles also increases....   [tags: Papers] 765 words
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Impairements and Physics Aids - Impairements and Physics Aids Our elbow is a hinge joint, which means that it can move in only one plane – like a hinge on a door. A joint is where 2 bones meet. [1] Our elbow is a hinge joint made up of the humerus which is the bone of the upper arm, the ulna which is the bone that runs from the your elbow to the tip of your pinky finger at the side of your wrist, and the radius which is the lower arm at the other side of the ulna.[2] The elbow joint can be permanently damaged through frequent sports injuries such as bad sprains and fractures and through weakening of the joint caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis, which occurs when; the cartilage at the...   [tags: Papers] 1066 words
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Physics Investigation of Speed - Physics Investigation of Speed In this investigation I am finding out how the height of a ramp affects the speed of a toy car. To do this, I first need to know about speed and gravity. I know the equation for speed is: Speed = Distance Time From that equation I can now work out what the speed of the toy car will be, when I know the distance the ramp is and the time it took the car to come down the ramp. Now, gravity is a bit more complicated: [IMAGE]Over three centuries ago, Isaac Newton invented a new kind of mathematics called calculus so that he could model motion...   [tags: Papers] 1517 words
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Astrophysics Discoveries of the 20th Century - Astrophysics Astrophysics in the 20th Century Hubble's Discoveries: Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) is a central figure in the development of observational cosmology. From 1922 to 1936 Hubble solved four of the central problems in cosmology. From 1922 to 1925 Hubble devised a classification system for galaxies by grouping them according to their content, distance, shape, size, and brightness. The galaxy classification system had become the Hubble morphological (The study of form, structure and the like....   [tags: Physics] 1265 words
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The Physic of Paintball - The Physic of Paintball I.The Fundamentals of the Game of Paintball. Paintball is a sport that is still fairly new in the world being not much more that a decade old. This game as with other sports would not be possible without physics. Physics is essential to the game of paintball. Some of physics that are involved in paintball are pressurized gas, projectile motion, and the impulse of being hit by a paintball. As with all sports there is necessary equipment needed to play. The most important piece of equipment would be the paintball gun often called a marker....   [tags: Game Paintballing Paintball Physics Essays]
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Data Analysis And Experimental Uncertainty - Types of Uncertainty There are two basic kinds of uncertainties, systematic and random uncertainties. Systematic un- certainties are those due to faults in the measuring instrument or in the techniques used in the experiment. Here are some examples of systematic uncertainty: • If you measure the length of a table with a steel tape which has a kink in it, you will obtain a value which will appear to be too large by an amount equal to the loss in length resulting from the kink. On the other hand, a calibration error in the steel tape itselfâ€"an incorrect spacing of the markingsâ€"will produce a bias in one direction....   [tags: Physics] 1254 words
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physics essay - What’s wrong with the Detroit Lions. It is obvious to me that the laws of physics can be applied to the game of football. However, The Detroit Lions may be unaware of this fact. With there current 0-12 record they are on a losing streak that could be placed in the record books. No team has ever lost every single football of their whole season. What an embarrassing way to be placed in the record books. Maybe if they looked at some of the laws of physics they could win a game. The passing game for the lions is one area that can be examined....   [tags: essays research papers] 797 words
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colour physics - Colour Physics 712 words 1. Colour physics, dispersion of sunlight into colours of the spectrum. (Sir Isaac Newton 1676) Discuss and illustrate Newton’s experiments and beyond, from particle to wave theory. 2. Research, identify and illustrate how the eye sees colour, reference to light emitted, transmitted and reflected. 1. Sir Isaac Newton, held the theory that light was made up of tiny particles. Around the same period, Christiaan Huygens, believed that light was made up of waves vibrating up and down perpendicular to the direction that the light travels....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Thermal Physics - Thermal Physics – 340 Exam #1 Due Monday, February 18th, at the start of class As discussed in class, submission of your solutions to this exam will indicate that you have not communicated with others concerning this exam. You may use reference texts and other information at your disposal. Do all problems separately on clean white standard 8.5” X 11” photocopier paper (no notebook paper or scratch paper). Write on only one side of the paper (I don’t do double sided). Staple the entire solution set in the upper left hand corner (no binders or clips)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1028 words
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Physics chemistry - ATHENS, Ohio -- Today's computers and other technological gizmos operate on electronic charges, but researchers predict that a new generation of smaller, faster, more efficient devices could be developed based on another scientific concept -- electronic "spin." The problem, however, is that researchers have found it challenging to control or predict spin – which keeps practical applications out of reach. But physicists in Europe, California and at Ohio University now have found a way to manipulate the spin of an electron with a jolt of voltage from a battery, according to research findings published in the recent issue of the journal Physical Review Letters....   [tags: essays research papers] 517 words
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Physics Practical - Physics Practical Aim:Investigate the factors which determine the damping of a compound pendulum to find an equation that relates the amplitude of oscillations to the factors chosen to investigate. Compound Pendulum ================= For a system to oscillate in simple harmonic motion there are 3 conditions which should be satisfied; 1. A mass that oscillates, 2. A central point where the mass is in equilibrium, 3. A restoring force which returns the mass to its central point....   [tags: Papers] 1443 words
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Snowboarding Physics - Snowboard Composition The typical snowboard is designed to face the toughest conditions in any climate, even though it's use is mainly during the winter. In general, a snowboard is composed of several layers to attain a durable, yet light structure. Making the surfaces of a snowboard with a minimal friction coefficient is essential in the snowboard manufacturing industry. Like its various, eye-catching graphic designs, each and every snowboard has a unique layer structure. The two most basic yet important layers of a snowboard are the core (4) and the P-Tex/base layer (10)....   [tags: Snowboard Sport] 1636 words
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The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers - The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers For a span of about 20 years only a few people were brave enough to be motorcycle stuntmen. Performing death defying jumps were and still are looked upon as a “crazy” action. It takes much practice, natural skill, and planning for a stuntman to perform a successful jump. Of course practice is dictated by ones determination, skill is acquired with the combination of practice and good genes. And the planning has to do with physics. Sure one could just “grip it and rip it” go balls out and just jump, but the safe way to do it deals with careful planning, which directly relates to physics topics....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Physics Lab Report - Physics Lab Report Statement of the Problem:      The problem that was arisen in Problem #5: Motion up an Incline was in reference to a change in acceleration in both an uphill and downhill motion. The question on hand was whether or not the acceleration was the same going uphill as it was downhill or different from each other in both directions. To obtain a secure conclusion this experiment required the use of a frictionless cart, an inclined ramp, motion sensor, meter stick, and assistance of computer programs....   [tags: essays research papers] 699 words
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Physics Ripple Tank - Physics Ripple Tank If someone were to spend time near an ocean in the southern United States, they would probably notice one thing. They would notice that it was so hot, that they would need to cool off all day long. And the best way to do this would be to go to the nearest beach, and cool off in the refreshing waters. At the beach, they would hear the seagulls cawing, feel the hot sun shining down onto them, and they would notice all of the waves in the ocean. They may notice different wave phenomena, such as the waves breaking and growing and wonder what were going on, and why this phenomenon was occurring....   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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How is Bluetooth is a Modern Application of Physics - How is Bluetooth a modern technological application of physics. Introduction Bluetooth was invented in 1994 that replaces cable communications with wireless technology. (Ericsson, 1994) Bluetooth creates a wireless personal area network (PAN) that allows exchange of information among individuals and therefore is commonly used for short-range communication among mobile phones, laptops, PDAs and other portable and fixed devices. (Layton & Franklin, [date unknown]) Physics plays an important role in the functioning of Bluetooth in terms of waves....   [tags: Technology]
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physics lab speed of sound in air - Physics Waves Lab SL Introduction: This lab will investigate the properties of mechanical waves such as a longitudinal wave, focusing on the question: Does a change in the frequency of a wave result in a significant and convincing change in the speed of the wave. Hypothesis: Changing the frequency of the wave will not result in a change in speed because the wavelength will change proportionally as in theory. Student Designed Investigation Procedure/ Planning Procedure: 1. Three students would get into a group....   [tags: essays research papers] 602 words
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Standard Model and Unified Theory of Physics - There are two types of model of physic laws that govern the aspects of the universe: Standard Model and Unified theory. Standard model was good enough for the observable world, but there are things it can’t explain, or predict and when looking at higher dimension, the model breaks. To overcome this lacking, physicist established the unified theory; the name indicated that it unified the existence knowledge into one theory. The contributors of this field include Albert Einstein, Steven Weinberg, Sheldon Glashow, and other modern scientists....   [tags: laws governing the universe] 1582 words
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The Physics and Concepts Behind Broadwater Road: How to Improve an Intersection - This assignment will investigate the physics and concepts behind Broadwater Road, Newnham Road intersection. As the council wants to put up speed limit signs on the approach of an intersection, a variety of scenarios will be investigated to conclude whether or not an increase, decrease of speed will be needed for this specific intersection. Developing and altering specific complications of intersections can either reduce of increase the risk of road crashes. As the yellow light also greatly impacts the number of crashes, as many driver can become restless or agitated if the yellow light is too quick; due to the attitude or underestimated assumptions many by drivers end up in the dilemma zone...   [tags: Newton´s law of motion, stopping distance] 1035 words
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Reconstruction of Aristotle's Argument from Physics Book 2, Chapter 8. - In this paper, I offer a reconstruction of Aristotle’s argument from Physics Book 2, chapter 8, 199a9. Aristotle in this chapter tries to make an analogy between nature and action to establish that both, nature and action, have an end. This argument developed as a respond to natural philosophers, who argue that the results of nature/natural processes occur just by accident but not for an end (198b16). Aristotle argues that events and results that come to be by chance only are present a few times....   [tags: the end of nature and action] 614 words
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Statement of Purpose: My Interests in Math, Physics, Statistics and Computer Science - For years, I was surrounded by people who would react astonishingly when I told them my academic profession. In high school it was physics, in Fudan University it was computer science, and I’m beginning statistics - all fields that aren’t as common for girls. “Wow…” they’d say, as they scanned me from face to toes. It would be unreasonable if I claim that I had never questioned my choice, especially during the adaptation period into computer science as a rookie. I can still recall the desperation I felt in my first program designing class....   [tags: Educational Goals, application essays] 1012 words
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How Does The Basic Physics of LCD Technology and Plasma Works - ... In front of these layers is a colour filter which has is has to have the intended colours of the sub pixels precisely printed and lined up in front of the sub pixels giving the screen its colours. The polarised film at the front of the screen will only let in light that is of the correct orientation. The properties of the liquid Crystals when the pixel when it is not under an electric charge changes the orientation of the light so it can pass through the polarised film behind the liquid crystals, without the liquid crystals the light from the backlight would not be able to be seen this is called numeric technology....   [tags: screen, sub pixels] 990 words
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Fastest Growing Sport in America: Lacrosse - ... If the players stick did not catch or stop the ball, the ball would continue its path. Gravity also plays a huge role when throwing a lacrosse ball. Gravity pulls the ball down -9.8 m/s/s. If the earth had no gravity, then the ball would travel forever. The quote “What goes up, must come down” would not apply anymore, and would be further changed to, “What goes up, stays up.” An under the radar factor affecting the travel of a ball in motion, is air resistance. On a clear day, a ball is more likely to travel a farther distance, than if it was rainy and the air was thick....   [tags: physics of the game] 785 words
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The Math I Will Take in College - ... Unfortunately I don't qualify for much financial aid because both of my parents went to college, and they make a reasonable amount, but hopefully I'll do well enough with the IB Programme or at NCSSM to get a big scholarship. Anyway back to the courses, nothing much surprised me about any of the courses for either degree except that you are required to take statistics in order to be a physicist. I guess it's important for data collection, but it seems to me like calculus would be a much more important class for this degree....   [tags: Physics, Calculus]
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Is Light a Wave or a Particle? - ... In Young’s Double Slit Experiment, he wanted to prove whether light is a wave or a particle. This might seem to be rather simplistic but, in all reality, it is anything but simple. A particle, when passed through a vertical slit, will form a vertical line on an object that is on the other side of the slit and when you add another slit it will form a similar vertical line that is separated by about the same distance as the slits are separated. It will look something like this: A wave, when passed through a vertical slit, will form spaced lines on the object with the most prominent line, which has the most intensity, being in line with the center of the slit through which the wave passed...   [tags: physics analysis] 522 words
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Physics Principles that Can be Observed in a Theme Park - Physics Principles that Can be Observed in a Theme Park Introduction Physics is a large subject that can be observed almost everywhere, even in a theme park, in a theme park physics principles such as ‘weightlessnessÂ’ and ‘acceleration/decelerationÂ’ play a large part in ensuring that the rides are as thrilling as they are safe. In this essay I am going to show how two certain physics principles are being used in a ride to ensure that the ride is safe but at the same time delivers a lot of thrill to the rider....   [tags: Papers] 1555 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Physics and Philosophy - Physics and Philosophy Physics has always been the science that interests me most. It seems to me that physics tackles fundamental questions about the universe and it feels more relevant than other sciences. I enjoy experimental work in physics but do sometimes feel limited by the resources available at my college. I would like the chance to use more sophisticated equipment to investigate more advanced level physics. Actually doing some of the important experiments of the last century, such as Rutherford's proof for the existence of the proton would add a new level of realism to particle physics....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 622 words
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Does Light Bend towards or away from the Normal as it Enters the Glass Block - Introduction A general introduction to the topic, including why the investigation is important. This investigation will inquire about the nature of light and how it behaves when a beam of light travels through a clear glass block. This investigation is important so the way light behaves can be investigated further, as this investigation will act as the basis of knowledge for future experiments and investigations. It will also help understand the behaviour of light when it travels through different objects....   [tags: physics, electromagnetism]
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How a Differential Works and Types of Differentials - Without a differential an automobile is very dangerous and ineffective, it is likely that your automobile will last about half its intended lifespan and will also create huge difficulties in turning. The differential is a key part of an automobile’s drivetrain, it allows the vehicle to effectively maneuver turns and cornering. Different differentials approach the goal of increasing a vehicles maneuverability around corners and in sticky situations with different mechanical approaches; there is an ideal differential for snow and ice, dirt and offroading, and for street driving....   [tags: automechanics, physics, ]
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Physics in Everyday Use: Nympsfield Gliding Club - Physics in Everyday Use: Nympsfield Gliding Club Materials And Basic Gliding Principles. The use of physics at Nympsfield club was varied and essential. Many different aspects of the club used physics principles including the winch (for take-off), the launch cable, the tow plane, the glider itself and many more. The glider is an aircraft in the simplest sense of the word. Equipped with only a large pair of wings, a light fuselage and a pilot and no engine a Glider can only glide....   [tags: Papers] 1496 words
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The Study of Dark Matter - ... Although “dark matter” is acknowledged by the scientific community, there are other popular theories that constitute the explanation of this missing energy. Dark Matter was originally thought to caused by miscalculations within the mass of the galaxies. This was because most of the matter in the universe either emits light or reflects while dark matter does neither and simply destroys light. Dark Matter plays a key role in the structure of the universe as it a part of the big bang theory and evolution....   [tags: physics analysis] 947 words
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Book Report on The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers - Book Report on The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers Book Title : The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers Author : Jearl Walker Translator : 葉å‰æ–‡ Publisher : Commonwealth Publishing Co. Ltd. No. of pages : 273 The collection of The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers contains three books, and the one I read is the Chinese version of the first book. It has many questions and answers on various topics, and in this book, it is about Force and Waves. These questions are usually about phenomena happening around us....   [tags: Papers] 711 words
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Newton's Three Laws of Motion - ... Example if you were to put a dodge ball on a computer chair (roll able chair) and were to roll the chair the dodge ball and the chair would be moving in the same direction. If you were to stop the chair, the dodge ball would fling forward but continue in the same direction the chair was initially moving. The dodge ball would continue in the same direction until you, another object, another force, or friction stops it. When it is at a constant speed it is a balanced force just like it was before the dodge ball started moving.  If you were to put a restraint on the dodge ball, like tying it to the computer chair, the restraint would stop the ball from flinging forward when the chair was st...   [tags: principles of physics] 746 words
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The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear - The Physics of the Sound Wave and its Effects on the Human Ear Could you imagine living in a world without sound. It would be enormously different from the world that we know. Our primary form of inter-human communication would be based on visual or tactile imagery. Our sense of perception would be changed. Telecommunication would be different. We would not have the pleasure of music or the soothing sounds of nature. Sound has had an immense impact on our world. This essay will explore the unseen world of sound waves and how humans perceive them....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Using Computers to Model the Physics of an Asteroid Crash - Includes Source Code Computers in Physics Abstract This project is an experiment that sets up the earth's original velocities in the x and y direction and changing them with the velocities/momentum of a meteor. It attempts to simply model a meteorite or asteroid impact upon the earth and the subsequent change to the earth's orbit in terms of distance and speed in relation to the sun. Given the meteor's mass, velocity, angle, and the earth's coordinate point at the point of impact, the computer program computes the earth's resulting velocities, both component and resultant velocities, and also plots the points of the earth's orbit before impact from the x axis and after impact....   [tags: Computer Program]
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Angular Momentum - Angular momentum and its properties were devised over time by many of the great minds in physics. Newton and Kepler were probably the two biggest factors in the evolution of angular momentum. Angular momentum is the force which a moving body, following a curved path, has because of its mass and motion. Angular momentum is possessed by rotating objects. Understanding torque is the first step to understanding angular momentum.Torque is the angular "version" of force. The units for torque are in Newton-meters....   [tags: Physics]
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Radiation Sterilization - Nuclear and Radioactivity Physics Radiation Sterilization Medical products, such as surgical dressings, sutures, catheters and syringes must be sterilized before they can be used in medical procedures. This is frequently done using radiation. *HOW DOES THIS PROCESS WORK. Radiation sterilization involves exposure of products to gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source for a predetermined amount of time. The step by step process is such:  Hermetically sealed medical products are packed in cardboard boxes....   [tags: Physics] 990 words
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String Theory - Special Relativity The speed of light is the speed limit for the universe. Light travels at the same speed regardless of relative position. When applied to Newtonian physics, it provided new relativistic formulas for motion. 4 Quantum Theory Hot objects emit electromagnetic radiation. If the energy carried off by radiation is added together, the total energy produced is calculated to be infinite. Max Planck deduced that if energy was emitted in discrete packets, quanta, it would be a finite quanity of energy....   [tags: physics] 1982 words
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The Revolution In Physics: Planck, Einstein, And Heisenberg Declare War On Newton - The Revolution In Physics: Planck, Einstein, And Heisenberg Declare War On Newton The following page focuses on the Revolution in Physics, specifically the scientific works of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and Werner Heisenberg, all of which took place in the early twentieth century. In this page I will attempt to answer the following question, "How did the Revolution in Physics transform the way that humans viewed themselves and nature from 1715 to the present day?" To effectively answer this question I will cover three main points....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Here is a brief overview of some of the individuals who contributed to the revolution in physics and psychology. - Here is a brief overview of some of the individuals who contributed to the revolution in physics and psychology. THE REVOLUTION IN PHYSICS & PSYCHOLOGY X-rays & radiation On November 8, 1895, a German physicist named Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovered x-rays. He placed a vacuum tube with a wire attached to each end inside a black box, creating a discharge tube. He turned the lights off in the lab and turned on the electrical current with a very high voltage across the tube. A short distance away he noticed a glowing fluorescent light....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Relativity - Relativity is a theory in physics that can be basically implies that space and time are one in the same. This is absolutely counterintuitive to classical physics which has the two as completely different entities. Relativity can be separated into two basic concepts: Special and General Relativity. Within Relativity the fundamental concept above all else is that space and time are intertwined with each other in the universe as a fabric called space-time. Simply put, Special Relativity deals with the laws of Physics when observers are all moving uniformly relative to each other while General Relativity expands on the idea to include gravitation and acceleration....   [tags: Physics]
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The Search for Large Extra Dimensions using Dijet Production from pp Collisions at 1.8 TeV - The Search for Large Extra Dimensions using Dijet Production from pp Collisions at 1.8 TeV Abstract The search for extra dimensions has been a topic of great interest and has been investigated with a variety of methods and techniques of analysis.[1,2,3,4] The existence of Large Extra Dimensions (LED) can be determined given that (at ~ Mew or greater) gravity and its mediator, the graviton (spin 2), can access these extra dimensional manifolds. Atwood has developed a model using hadron colliders and the cross-sections for a 2 T 2 hadronic dijet process.[2] We propose to use this model and to make a best fit as well as to establish bounds using Ms, the Planck energy scale for when quan...   [tags: Physics Papers] 2900 words
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Nanophotonics - Nanophotonics is the study of the effects of light at the nano-scale. This course on nanophotonics coupled with my previous courses on nanoscale circuit fabrication has taught me a great deal about the nano-scale and nano-electronics. Described in this paper are the uses of several nanophotonic principles which allow us to make and measure in scales never before possible. The first topic, plasmonics, is a physical phenomenon that allows us to measure small changes in thicknesses and also to see well below the diffraction limiting optical restrictions....   [tags: Physics] 1484 words
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Unification - Unification is the struggle to devise the one and only theory that will unify all the forces of the universe. It is the attempt to combine the equations of the force of gravity, the force of electro-magnetism, the weak force, and the strong force all into one equation. Physicists, believing that everything in the universe is not separate, want to unite all the forces together. The process of unification takes a lot of hard work and determination. Some physicists believe that uniting everything into one is possible and even essential because every particle in this world works in the same way....   [tags: Physics] 1290 words
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The Physics Of An Earthquake - Earthquakes are vibrations produced in the earth's outer layer, or crust, when forces pushing on a mass of rock overcome the friction holding the rock in place and blocks of rock slip against each other. The vibrations can range from barely noticeable to verry destructive. There are six types of shock waves. Two are classified as body waves which means they travel through the earth's interior and the other four are surface waves. The waves are changed by the rock types or formations they hit. Primary or compressional waves (P waves) send particles moveing back and forth in the same direction as the waves are traveling, secondary or transverse shear waves (S waves) send vibrations perpendicu...   [tags: essays research papers] 850 words
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Maxwell's Demon - Not a Perpetual Motion Machine - Maxwell's Demon - Not a Perpetual Motion Machine Entropy is not a difficult concept to just take at face value, but it is a difficult topic to gain a good understanding of. To do this some background must be given such as the first and second law of thermodynamics. The second law of thermodynamics states that any event that occurs spontaneously must result in an increase in the randomness of lhe syslem. This means that as an ice cube melts the water molecules that it is composed of will progress toward a less ordered arrangement....   [tags: Physics Essays] 725 words
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Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity - Albert Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity The theory of Special Relativity, written by Albert Einstein in 1905, describes the laws of motion at velocities close to and at the speed of light. It was written to make the laws of motion consistent with the laws of electromagnetism. Special relativity makes two postulates: the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers and the speed of light in a vacuum is constant, regardless of motion. One of the consequences of these postulates is that clocks run slower to an observer in motion, or time slows down....   [tags: Science Physics]
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Physics and the Olympics - The Olympics are fabled to have originated from a Greek myth, in which Hercules won a race at Olympia, a plain in the small state of Elis, and then decreed that the race should be enacted every four years. The more likely story is that the Olympic festival was a local religious event until 884 BC, when Iphitus, the king of Elis, decided to turn it into a broader festival. To accomplish that, he entered into a temporary truce with other rulers, allowing athletes and others to travel peacefully to Olympia while the festival was going on....   [tags: Sport Sports Olympic Competition] 1851 words
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Origin of the Universe - The Origin of the Universe Since the dawn of intelligent man, humanity has speculated about the origins of the universe. There is evidence, which indicates that the universe started around 15 billion years ago. This is probably the greatest discovery imaginable; however, the universe still seems to be a very controversial subject. Most scientists agree that there was a beginning but there is a lot of speculation of how it (the universe) actually started. The much-celebrated Greek philosopher, Aristotle, denied the fact that there ever was a beginning....   [tags: Astronomy Physics] 4117 words
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String Theory - What is string theory and what does it mean for human kind. String theory is a theory that seeks to unify the four forces of nature and explain the origins of our universe. Before the string theory, it was impossible to combine the theories of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. By using tiny vibrating strings of energy that are 10-33 m in length, scientists can create all the fundamental particles we’ve started to find using particle accelerators. Then, using these particles they can try to unite the two different theories and create a universe that is perhaps, more perfect than the Standard Model will allow....   [tags: Physics Essays] 1150 words
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Newtonian Absolute Space -      When Newton proposed his axioms describing fundamental laws of physics, he insisted on the necessity of absolute space to a completed theory of mechanics. Absolute space can be best described as not-relationally-dependent space. Newton purports that there is something more to space than just being a vessel to conceptualize positional differences between specific bodies; he claims that there is some objective truth to space -- that spatial differences are not dependent upon the matter contained within space....   [tags: GCSE Physics]
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The Aurora Borealis - The Aurora Borealis is made when storms on the the sun form solar winds, or large streams of charged particles streaming toward the earth.These streams could have upward of ten million megawatts of electrical power. That is enough power to light up Los Angeles. It generally takes about three days for these streams of particles to reach the earth's upper atmosphere, or ionosphere. When these charged particles hit the earth's atmosphere, they excite the atoms contained in the atmosphere. These excited atoms have a higher energy state that usual and so want to get back to a more normal energy state....   [tags: physics space] 895 words
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Physics - Electricity has three features that include current, voltage and resistance. Current is the flow of electrons round a circuit that is measured by the ammeter in amps (A). Whilst the voltage, refer to as potential difference, is the driving force that circulates the current around the circuit that acts like an electrical pressure. The unit of measurement for this is Volts (V), which is measured by a voltmeter. Resistance is a force that slows down the current; consequently it slows down the flow of current....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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Thermosyphons - Tasked with the quest to economically and efficiently extend civilization into the Northern regions, the construction industry has been hindered by the presence of perennially frozen ground. The thermosyphon is a device that facilitates the harmonious union of structure and ice. This paper will serve as a tutorial on thermosyphons, and present an exploration into the physical concepts that allow their operation. The physical concepts and phenomenon that enable the operation of thermosyphons can at times be complex-but don’t be scared....   [tags: physics] 911 words
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O'Neill Cylinders - Science fiction authors for many years have written book after book exploring, as Star Trek described space, "the final frontier". While many people focus on the exploration side of space, there are some who believe that space is our next refuge. Stephen Hawking has said " I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years unless we spread into space". While some speak of moonbases, or planet-side bases, one of the most intriguing ideas is the O'Neill Cylinder. Gerard K. O'Neill created the O'Neill Cylinder in his book "The High Frontier"....   [tags: physics space] 1103 words
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Thermodynamics - The word thermodynamics is derived from the Greek words therme, meaning heat and dunamis, meaning power. Thermodynamics is a branch of physics that studies the effects of changes in temperature, pressure, and volume on systems at the macroscopic scale by studying the motion of their particles. A system is the subject of study. Heat means energy in transit and dynamics relates to movement of particles; thus, in essence thermodynamics studies the movement of energy and how energy instills movement....   [tags: physics thermodynamics] 1559 words
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Biomechatronics - When Luke Skywalker's hand was sliced off by Darth Vader in the trilogy Star Wars, he received a new prosthetic hand which was fully functional in use and appearance.Today, this science fiction is becoming reality as an exciting new technology called Biomechatronics is promising revolutionary advances in the field of prosthetics. As the name implies, biomechatronics merges man with machine. It is an interdisciplinary field including biology, neuroscience and physics. Biomechatronic scientists create devices that interact with human muscle, bone and the nervous systems with the goal of "assisting or enhancing human motor control that can be lost or impaired by trauma, disease, or birth defect...   [tags: physics biomechatronic] 1676 words
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Tsunami - Tsunamis, commonly called tidal waves by the general public, are large sea waves or surges. These waves can carry a lot of energy from one side of the globe to the other, reeking havoc where ever they make landfall, and as shown by the December 26, 2004 SE Asian event, tsunami's can claim thousands of lives and cause millions of dollars worth of damage to property. * Many people picture large, breaking waves when they hear the word tsunami. This is usually not the case, however. * Most tsunamis make landfall as little more than a gigantic surge, as if the tide just moved in way too far way too fast....   [tags: physics tsunami] 693 words
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