Posts Tagged ‘gravity’

Practice Problem from Class

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is the problem you were working on in class.

I suggest you DO NOT look at the solution.  Work as hard as you can.  If you are still stuck, ask questions in class.

Here is a bonus post.


Gravitational Potential

October 8, 2012 Leave a comment

This is for you


September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I usually give a short lecture in class about this topic, but since we already touched on it – here is a link.  Read if you like.

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Gravitational Potential Energy

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Speaking of gravity, this is awesome

Here is a post about one of xkcd (the comic) post.

xkcd and gravity wells

Solution to gravity-change in momentum problem

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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Approximation for constant gravitational field

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is a post you might like. It is an analysis of some gravitational wells.

Yes, I know. We haven’t looked at potential energy yet. However, this does show how near the surface of the Earth the gravitational force is essentially constant. Sorry, I thought I had a post that did the same thing with forces, but I was wrong.