Well dear reader, in the spirit of keeping Yost alive, I present to you these pretty cool links for our Science Friday:
A) the physics of beer pong as demonstrated by some truly industrious collegians brought to light by Adam Weiner over at http://www.popsci.com/
For the physics savants in the crowd Adam offers up an explanation of two- and three-dimensional projectile motion, utilizing the constant downward acceleration due to gravity calculated with:
Δy = v0 sinθ t – 1/2gt2
and a constant velocity once the ball is released, calculated using:
Δx = 2.4 m = v0cosθ t
B) The Instantaneous Acceleration and Force of Beer from a Beer Bong as calculated by Alec Venechuk. He calculates the instantaneous force from a double beer bong as 7.59 newtons.
No idea if that is a lot or not. Any physics phact phinders out there to help????
Or do you just not care with all them bikinis down there with their hands in the air??? WORD UP
C) for extra credit....and gosh knows how many billions of our tax dollars, straight from NASA a description of forces on a baseball
I kid you not!
Enjoy the weekend!!
It's hot and humid as all get out here, and the place is crawling with Art Fair folks..........