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PHYS 2401: Principles of Physics II

School: Texas Tech University

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Geosynchronous Satellite Speed and Acceleration
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Explore the fascinating world of geosynchronous satellites in this video. Learn how these communication satellites are strategically placed in circular orbits, staying directly over fixed points on the Earth's equator as our planet rotates. We delve into the physics behind these orbits, calculating the speed and acceleration of a satellite in geosynchronous orbit, using the Earth's radius and altitude as reference. Gain a deeper understanding of the science that enables global communications.

Jet Takeoff: Tire Rotation, Centripetal Acceleration, and Bacterium's
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Discover the dynamics of a commercial jet takeoff in this video! We explore tire rotation speed, centripetal acceleration, and a bacterium's grip on the rim. Dive into physics and microscopic forces, all while considering weight ratios.

Youngsters' Cliff Dives: Comparing Splashdown Speeds
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Dive into the physics of cliff jumping as we analyze the splashdown speeds of two adventurous youngsters. Explore the factors that determine their speeds and choose the best explanation among the options provided.

Advantages of Laboratory-Based Measurement Standards
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Discover the key reasons why measurement standards rooted in laboratory procedures offer advantages over standards based on specific objects, like the international prototype kilogram. Dive into the world of metrology and standardization in this informative video.

Hotel Peephole Lens: Achieving a 180-Degree View Through Refraction
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Uncover the fascinating science behind peephole lenses, including the principles of light refraction and observer positioning that allow for an extensive field of vision through a hotel room door.

Calculating Rope Tension from a Central Hanging Weight: A Physics Appr
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Discover how to calculate rope tension with an object hanging in the center. Understand the relationship between the sag, the weight of the object, and the tension. Convert the result into kilonewtons for easy reference.

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