# Bao nguyen Feruja zaman Co T Nguyen (aron) Sharad ponduri Phys 2211-360 Prof.

Susannah lomant

Investigating Physics’ Spirit on the Playground
Objective: Let us represent some of the physical forces that exist on playgrounds as we, Feruja, Aron, Ponduri and Bao, play a part in these few activities: sliding, climbing, swinging, and bouncing a tennis ball. Playgrounds are a great place to investigate how physics concepts are not only part of the engineers and the technology, yet it is everywhere. We would use the four different activities into different types of calculations to demonstrate the physical forces of velocity, torque, Materials: Meter Stick (with metric units) Paper and a pencil/pen Stopwatch A tape measure (with metric units) A Video Camera We know: mass of Bao: 79 kg mass of Ponduri: 73 kg mass of Feruja: 35 kg distance from the midpoint of the seat to pivot: 43 feet = 13.1 m We know: H: 52 inches = 16 m h: 14 inches = 4.3 m mass of Feruja: 35 kg.

Now.SEESAW: How to keep seesaw balance with three people This experiment includes Bao. we would take this scenario on mind and take the numbers to plug into appropriate formulas to figure out where Feruja would need to seat in order to keep the seesaw balance. and Feruja. the mass of Ponduri is 73 kg. She had completed this experiment in 2. We decided to let Feruja seat on the left side (same side where Ponduri was seating) to keep the seesaw balance. The mass of Bao is 79 kg. So. and the height at point B is 14 inches. See worked out calculations below: . Also. Ponduri. The distance from Bao to pivot is 43 feet. Bao sat on the right side of the seesaw and Ponduri sat on the left side. and distance was same for Ponduri. The height at point A is 52 inches. now we can use the numbers to plug into the appropriate formulas to figure out how fast was Feruja at point B. Feruja’s mass is 35 kg. She sat at point A (top of the slide) and came down to point B (bottom of the slide). and the mass of Feruja is 35kg. See worked out calculations below: Activity 2.5 second.Activity 1-SLIDE: Finding velocity at the bottom of the slide (ignore fiction) Feruja was part of this experiment as she went down the slide.

80m/s2)(1.8) T=3. we changed Aron swings on a playground swing with a 2.14*sqrt(2. Vf=vi+2gy = 0+2(9.5/9.“Swinging”: Aron and Feruja were involved in this experiment.24m/s2 .315 swings/sec=. a) What is the period of the Aron motion? for a pendulum T = 2*pi*sqrt (l/g) = 2*3. y is the height.315 Hz Activity 4. it means the instant it hits.Bouncing a tennis ball: This experiment was either performed by Bao or Ponduri. v is the initial velocity.17=. When a problem asks the velocity as an object hits the ground. g is gravitational acceleration. Where V is the final velocity. However. They both love playing with the tennis ball. the initial velocity is 0.055kg tennis ball using kinematics.90m) Vf=37.5 m long chain.Activity 3. and we decided to find the velocity of 55g or 0.1735 sec b) What is the frequency of the vibration? f = 1/T = 1/3. If an object is dropped.

We know: mass of Bao: 79 kg mass of Ponduri: 73 kg mass of Feruja: 35 kg distance from the midpoint of the seat to pivot: 43 feet = 13. we should have: Tcc = Tc Tcc = (13.1 m) * Weight of Bao (79 kg * g) Tc= (13.1 m Question: How to find a seat for Feruja to make the seesaw balance? Analysis: To keep the seesaw balance.1 m) * weight of Ponduri (73kg * g) + d * weight of Feruja (35 kg * g) Tcc = Tc .

Question: How fast Feruja at the point B? .3 m mass of Feruja: 35 kg.We know: H: 52 inches = 16 m h: 14 inches = 4.