The latest batch of honors physics video analysis projects is in!
Willie's Wheel of Fortune
The Adventurers: Haley, RJ
The Scene: Willie is in a cage and being lowered into the fire pit by Indy (under a spell). It seems as though when Willie is being pulled back out of the fire pit, she must be moving faster (because it takes so much less time) than when she is being lowered. Does this make sense if Indy is the only person pulling Willie (and her cage) back up?
Indiana Jones and the Raft of Doom
The Adventurers: Jayme, Sandra
The Scene: The group slides down the mountain in a raft on the snow, and then slides on the dirt. They continue to slide on the dirt until they slide off the cliff; the goal is to find the coefficient of kinetic friction for the snow and dirt as the raft flies over it.
Don't Drag Me Down
The Adventurers: Danica, Steven, Kati
The Scene: The raft falls from the cliff! Would they have survived falling from that altitude and hitting the water only in a raft?