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Biomechanics - Physics of Life

Biomechanics - Physics of Life

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Torque and Angular Momentum

Bodies don't just move, they spin, and there's a special kind of momentum and inertia that applies there.

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27 Apr 2011

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Cantilevers

The mechanics behind a basic structural element of animals and plants.

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27 Apr 2011

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Why don't trees fall down?

Why DON'T trees fall down? The answer will surprise you.

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Solid & Fluid Materials

Solids and fluids behave in some similar ways, and in some fundamentally different ways. Here are some of the highlights.

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27 Apr 2011

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Moments of Inertia

Inertia comes in several flavors. Here they are.

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Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton's Laws of Motion

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Momentum and Force

Momentum and force are fundamentally linked through Newton's Laws of Motion.

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Forces Acting on Solids

Compression, tension and torsion.

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Force, Work and Power

Energy and work are the same thing. Find out why.

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Fireworks

Spectacular displays of fireworks convey basic principles of force, acceleration, momentum and ballistics.

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27 Apr 2011

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