If a vine is hung over a tree branch in the forest and two monkeys are hanging on both ends then the tension in the vine will be equal throughout the whole rope, since if it wasn't the vine would snap …

## Changing Coordinate Systems to Make Problems Easier

One day a physicist comes across a perplexed student in the library. It seems that the student had only learned to place his axes with the positive y axis going up and the positive x axis going to …

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## Newtons Second Law F=ma

As the village blacksmith walks along one day he sees a group of monks circling around an apple tree and chanting something about the truth being expanded. When he stops and listens he learns that a …

## Circular Motion Centripetal Acceleration Arc Length

One day a little kid is playing with a yo-yo and swinging it around in a circle for his own amusement. Suddenly a crazed physicist walks up and decides to explain the physics of the circular …

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## THE TRUTH in 3D Velocity and Acceleration Equations

Morpheus, after running the "Instant Kesten Program," approaches his student Neo with two pills, a red one and a blue one. He states that if he swallows the blue pill he will forget what has happened …

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## Basketball “Hang Time” Physics

The stadium is packed with fans as Michael Jordan flies through the air on his way to the rim. Gravity seems suspended in this “hang time” phenomenon. The hot dog dealer casually explains that by …