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Thursday, March 22, 2012
When the prof's in the crib, ma'...
(... drop it like it's hot.) One of the first topics in an introductory physics course is falling bodies and impact speeds. Analyzing the motion of a dropped object turns out to be relatively simple - negecting air resistance, of course. In this video we determine the impact speed of a dropped body using The Big Three (a.k.a. the Kinematic Equations) and some simple algebra.