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Science

Physics

Projectile motion, mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry necessary.
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Two-dimensional motion
You understand velocity and acceleration well in one-dimension. Now we can explore scenarios that are even more fun. With a little bit of trigonometry (you might want to review your basic trig, especially what sin and cos are), we can think about whether a baseball can clear the "green monster" at Fenway Park.

Optimal angle for a projectile

This tutorial tackles a fundamental question when trying to launch things as far as possible (key if you're looking to capture a fort with anything from water balloons to arrows). With a bit of calculus, we'll get to a fairly intuitive answer.

Centripetal acceleration

Why do things move in circles? Seriously. Why does *anything* ever move in a circle (straight lines seem much more natural). ? Is something moving in a circle at a constant speed accelerating? If so, in what direction? This tutorial will help you get mind around this super-fun topic.