Physics In the News (W1)

Former Boeing Engineer Builds Roller Coaster for Grandkids in Backyard September 7th, 2016 This news story has a connection with physics because roller coasters are essentially runned by physics. Roller coasters use gravity and inertia to go around the track, and create the changes in speed and sensation through the whole ride. This could […]

Marshmallow Tower – Physics 11

The physics involved in the marshmallow tower include the fighting forces of compression and tension. Tension refers to parts being pulled and stretched, while compression refers to parts being pushed and shortened. The bending of the spaghetti is the result of both compression and tension. Comparing structures, I saw that cubes had less strength than […]