JHS AP Physics Class Discover Energy, Forces & Centripetal Motion

Jamestown High School AP Physics teacher Steve Propheter helps students determine the minimum height at which an object needs to be release to just barely make it around the loop-the-loop. Students took their own measurements and used the concepts of energy, forces and centripetal motion to determine where to release the object. If they incorrectly determined the release point, they determined their percent error and figured out what caused the error. The AP Physics class  relates this topic to amusement park engineering, highway design and Olympic events to give real-life examples of energy and conservation.

 

posted on 02/20/2013 - filed under: Academics, JHS, Spotlight