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## Kinematics Position Equation – Equation of the Week

This week’s equation of the week is the kinematics position equation. We use this equation for objects that are moving in one dimension with a constant acceleration.  An example would be a vehicle that is travelling on a straight road with a given acceleration....

## Friction – Equation of the Week

This week’s equation of the week is the friction equation. This equation shows us the relationship between the frictional force, the properties of the surface, and the normal (or contact) force between the object and a surface. Notice that this equation does not...

## Newton’s 2nd Law – Equation of the Week

Our premier equation of the week is Newton’s 2nd Law. This law relates how mass, force, and acceleration interact. It is commonly written like this… In this equation, the sigma represents a sum, the forces are represented by F, the mass is represented by...

## Equation of the Week

The equation of the week is a new feature at physicsthisweek.com. Each week I’ll pick a physics equation and share some info about it. See the next post for the first equation.

## Surviving an Online Physics Course.

Surviving an Online Physics Course. Surviving an online physics course is simpler than surviving a zombie apocalypse.  At least it is if you make a plan and stick to it. Some of the advice in this post will work for in-person physics classes or even other subjects, so...

## Testing H5P

H5P is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to make interactive games and other content to place on your website.  It can also be used to place these items into other platforms like Blackboard.  In this post, I’d like to share my first attempt at making a...

## Unravelling DNA: How physics helped solve the structure of DNA

Next week, I’m presenting a talk at Activities Day at Finger Lakes Community College.  Here are the details… Unravelling DNA:  How physics helped solve the structure of DNA Watson and Crick had determined the chemical compositions of DNA, but they...

## Deflategate Physics

I’ve posted a video  about the effects of cold air on the pressure of a closed vessel.  Check out the video on its full page at deflategate physics. Enjoy the Big Game.