Untitled. It's SCIENCE.. Oh look, something that involves basic physics...Everyone pull out your PhD and act like you are intelligent. science
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#36 - bostpost
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Oh look, something that involves basic physics...Everyone pull out your PhD and act like you are intelligent.


Oh look, something that involves basic physics...Everyone pull out your PhD and act like you are intelligent.
#41 to #36 - thedarkestrogue
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(02/18/2013) [-]
Yup. In a ******* nutshell.   
MFW reading the comments.
Yup. In a ******* nutshell.
MFW reading the comments.
#51 to #36 - OldSnake
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(02/18/2013) [-]
Phyyyyyyyysics. PHYSICS! Physicphysicphysicphysicphysicphysics Physics!
#4 - shinycharizard
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(02/17/2013) [-]
What the equation, or sentence rather, is saying; It's not the fall that kills you, it's the impact.

God damn I love physics.
#23 to #4 - bigmanblue
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(02/17/2013) [-]
strictly speaking its saying its not the speed that kills you its the force but in laymans terms i supose you would be right
#30 to #23 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
it's the force, which is the change in momentum (time derivatve) so if you have a large change in momentum over a small period of time, i.e. crashing into the ground, thats what kills you.
#32 to #30 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
like here
#37 to #30 - shinycharizard
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Reminds me of the time when Spiderman killed Gwen Stacy because his web wasn't elastic enough, so the sharp change of momentum exerted a huge force on her, snapping her neck.

And Spidey had to go and blame it on Green Goblin.
#16 to #4 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
ask a physics major anything
ask a physics major anything
#24 to #16 - shinycharizard
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(02/17/2013) [-]
How many swags do you have?
#29 to #24 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
5 kilograms
#18 to #16 - derkarus ONLINE
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Wanna do my homework for me?
#19 to #18 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Haha maybe i can help :)
#20 to #19 - derkarus ONLINE
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(02/17/2013) [-]
A Ferrari Maranello passes a ford Pinto on the 401. The Maranello is constantly accelerating at aM. The Pinto driver accelerates at a P the instant she sees the Ferrari Pass by. At the instant the two cars pass by each other, their speeds are vM, and vP, and vM>vP. At what time t=f(vm, vp, am, ap) will the pinto catch the maranello?
#21 to #20 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
so at first the marnello is behind the pinto, then the pinto accelerates and passes the marnello?
#22 to #21 - derkarus ONLINE
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(02/17/2013) [-]
yep, have to find out when that happens.
#26 to #22 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
ok here's what i have:
since they will have travelled the same distance (x) from the time the maranello passed the pinto to when the time the pinto catches up, you can set the two equal to each other. The maranello's distance is x=(vm)t+((am)t^2)/2
The pinto's distance is x=(vp)t+((ap)t^2)/2
Set the two x's equal to each other and solve for t
I got t=2(vm-vp)/(ap-am)
#27 to #26 - derkarus ONLINE
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(02/17/2013) [-]
Ah, thought it was something along those lines but I am always just off on one aspect of it that ***** everything up. Thanks!
#28 to #27 - clingy
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(02/17/2013) [-]
i hope that's right haha i haven't done kinematics like this in years :) and you're welcome
#25 to #22 - derkarus ONLINE
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(02/17/2013) [-]
I've gathered that the pintos acceleration is larger than the Maranello, and have made a graph(v/t) with vm starting over vp and the lines crossing about half way
#34 - excludedbug
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(02/17/2013) [-]
It´s not the fart that kills you, it´s the smell.
#45 to #34 - runeception
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(02/18/2013) [-]
Yes, JUST YES!
#56 to #34 - ogomer ONLINE
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(02/18/2013) [-]
#35 - herrstig **User deleted account**
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(02/17/2013) [-]
#50 - tripflys **User deleted account**
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#59 to #50 - fedegon
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(02/18/2013) [-]
NO! I've just gotten over it! Why did you bring it back?
#60 to #59 - tripflys **User deleted account**
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#61 to #60 - fedegon
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(02/18/2013) [-]
You may be sorry, but you're not forgiven.
#42 - thedarkestrogue
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(02/18/2013) [-]
MFW everyone in the comments think they're physicists.
MFW everyone in the comments think they're physicists.
#43 to #42 - arandomanon ONLINE
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(02/18/2013) [-]
Understanding the post makes me a physicist?
#53 to #43 - HarvietheDinkle
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(02/18/2013) [-]
No, it's the people trying to show off basic physics knowledge.
#55 to #53 - thedarkestrogue
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(02/18/2013) [-]
^this.
#40 - Jackimole
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(02/17/2013) [-]
This is dumb.
"Look at me, I know what a kinematic equation is!"

What's the point?
#38 - lordbyronxiv
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(02/17/2013) [-]
F = dP/dt says it better.
#15 - xhopesandfearsx
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(02/17/2013) [-]
First thing that comes to mind.
First thing that comes to mind.
#17 to #15 - anon
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(02/17/2013) [-]
why would you do that
#57 to #15 - ArcaciaStrain
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(02/18/2013) [-]
What's this from?
#64 to #57 - xhopesandfearsx
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(02/18/2013) [-]
The BBC series Sherlock
#12 - unhappyface
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