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2003

Physics

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Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy, Davis Joki Jul 2003

Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy, Davis Joki

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This activity is used to show students how physics can be used in a life situation to better themselves at a game of billiards. This project shows how velocity, angles, action and reaction, elasticity, and the rules of pool interact together in a fun environment. The students would be able to change characteristics of this model to see how changing different parameters will change the outcome of the pool shot.


Gravity Influence On Flight Paths, Davis Joki Jul 2003

Gravity Influence On Flight Paths, Davis Joki

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This activity models the height of a projectile with the TI-83+ graphing calculator. The topics covered are gravity, acceleration due to gravity, rate of change, and height in a real world situation that students might one day have to solve. This presentation would fit into the physics or math curriculum best, but it could be used to teach students how to interpret graphs from the calculator in a different course that isn’t worried about the equations behind it.