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Parkour Physics: Wall Climb

Forgive me if I don’t know the official parkour term for this move. This is where you have two walls that are close to each other and you vertically climb them. Here is a shot of Mark Witmer (from Ninja Warrior) doing the wall climb. Doesn’t look too hard, does it? Well, I think it…

It has been windy here lately. Sometimes I think that is an ok thing. You see, when I ride my bike to work I am probably going to have the wind at my back for one of directions. It is great feeling like Lance Armstrong because of the boost you get from the wind. With…

Speed of sound in football stadium

Ok – I like Alabama football (sorry, but it’s true). There is a clip on youtube of the end of the Alabama-Auburn game where the fans sing the traditional “Rammer Jammer”. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. I am not sure I completely approve of the cheer, but it is a tradition.…

Basics: Relative Velocity

**pre reqs:** [Vectors and Vector Addition](http://scienceblogs.com/dotphysics/2008/09/basics-vectors-and-vector-addition.php) This was sent in as a request. I try to please, so here it is. The topic is something that comes up in introductory physics – although I am not sure why. There are many more important things to worry about. Let me start with an example. Suppose you…

Basics: Kinematics

**pre reqs:** *none* Often I will do some type of analysis that I think is quite cool. But there is a problem. I keep having to make a choice. Either go into all the little details, or skip over them. My goal for this blog is to make each post such that someone could learn…