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PHYSICS 104: General PHYSICS

School: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 8

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Athlete's Power: Watts in a 5m Rope Climb
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Explore the physics behind an athlete's rope climb. Understand the relationship between power, force, and time, and how to calculate the minimum power output an athlete exerts. Witness the interplay of physics principles in evaluating athletic prowess.

Physics of Bouncing: Calculating Velocity & Energy Conservation Explor
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Discover how energy conservation principles determine the velocity of a bouncing ball. Relate the ball's height and its potential and kinetic energies. Understand the velocity change upon impact and rebound.

Coherence of Light Sources: Pairs Examined
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Explore the fascinating world of light coherence! In this video, we examine various pairs of light sources to determine their coherence. From candles to reflections in mirrors and soap films, we unravel the concept of coherent light sources.

Why Does Hot Concrete Feel Hotter than a Rug in the Summer?
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Uncover the science behind a common sensation - why hot concrete feels hotter than a rug at the same temperature on a scorching summer day. We'll explore the factors at play in this intriguing phenomenon and provide a clear understanding of the science behind it.

Surfer Acceleration: Wave Inclination Angle
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Dive into the thrilling world of physics and surfing as we explore the angle of inclination of a wave's face. Discover how a surfer accelerates down a wave with an acceleration of 3.25 m/s² while ignoring friction. Join us for an engaging and educational explanation of this exciting phenomenon.

Calculating Forces & Work for 330-kg Piano on 28° Incline
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In this video we break down a complex physics problem about a 330-kg piano sliding down a 28° incline while a man resists its motion. We meticulously calculate the force exerted by the man work done by various forces including friction and gravity and the net work done on the piano.

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