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Gyroscope_precessionWe talked about the Earth precessing like a gyroscope. There is more about this in the screen shots from 11/17-11/21.

This animation shows that it doesn’t matter what order you add vectors in the Head-to-Tail method . . . the resultant is still the same.


Screenshot 2014-11-17 22.09.37

An amateur astronomer caught this accidentally in 2012. Jupiter captures another potential earth destroying asteroid that no one even knew was out there.  That visible plume from the asteroid exploding in Jupiter’s atmosphere is about the size of the Earth.   Jupiter is my best friend (sorry Randy). Image 2

A 3D projection of an 8-cell performing a 

double rotation about two orthogonal planes

(As in the Black hole in Interstellar)


  Definition of a radian:Image-5

Below is the complicated 10 year path of the Rosetta Probe as it traveled to the Comet.


Newton’s burst of colorful inspiration:

prism animated

Circular motion converted to Simple Harmonic Motion


Check out the pictures below.

Recent Posts

1/19 – 1/23/15 (Con of Mom)


Mon (1/19) — MLK Day — No School

Tues (1/20) —  NO ROCKETRY;  Discuss week;  Slide Show; JM, BOW, Start Conservation of Momentum

Wed (1/21) — Hand out 6.8;  Con of Mom

Thur (1/22) —   GUEST SPEAKER;   Hand out 6.9;  Con of Mom                                               

Fri (1/23) —  Con of Mom


Mon (1/26) — Discuss week;  Slide Show; JM, BOW, Work 2D Con of Mom problems, Hand out 6.10 (Final sheet on Con of Mom);  Hand Out first half of Packet 6 Take Home Test 

Tues (1/27) — ROCKETRY;   Wrap up 2D Collisions

Wed (1/28) —  Glance Ball

Thur (1/29) —  GUEST SPEAKER (Pick and Hammer);    Hand out 2nd half of Packet 6 Take Home Test.  Begin looking at Forces                                         

Fri (1/130) — Forces


I will add more captions throughout Sunday:

  1. 1/12 – 1/16/15 (Projectile Motion) Leave a reply
  2. 1/5/15 – 1/9/15 (Vectors and Projectile Motion) Leave a reply
  3. 12/8 – 12/12 (Vectors; Meteorology; FINAL THT) Comments Off
  4. 12/4/14 (vectors and other stuff from the week) Comments Off
  5. 12/2/14 Special THT4 Post Comments Off
  6. 12/1 Special post: Comments Off
  7. 11/17 – 11/21 (Free Fall, Gravity, Binary Stars) Comments Off
  8. 11/10 – 11/14 (Interstellar; Rosetta; Gravity; g; Free Fall) Comments Off
  9. Pics for 11/13/14 Comments Off