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Everyday Physics Links

General:

How Stuff Works: http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Physics.org: http://www.physics.org/index.asp (Use the Explore search area on the right.)

Physics Today: http://physicstoday.scitation.org/journal/pto

Specialized:

Aircraft: https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/UEET/StudentSite/dynamicsofflight.html

American Ninja Warrior: https://www.wired.com/2016/06/physics-favorite-ninja-warrior-stunts/

https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/the-physics-of-the-warped-wall-2699105142f4 (Warped Wall)

Amusement Parks: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/circles/u6l2b.cfm

Backflip: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-physics-behind-the-backflip

Ballet: http://ed.fnal.gov/trc_new/demos/present/physofballet.pdf

Baseball: http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/

Bees: http://www.livescience.com/33075-how-bees-fly.html

Bicycles: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/index.html

Cheetah (chasing a gazelle): http://c21.phas.ubc.ca/article/cheetah-chase

Cloud types: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/clouds/all/1

Dance: http://www.reallabwives.com/physics-and-dance.html

Earthquakes: http://authors.library.caltech.edu/51563/1/HKpt01.pdf

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/03/14/why-physics-gives-us-earthquak/

Fireworks: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/02/nyregion/the-physics-of-fireworks-from-factory-to-sky.html?pagewanted=2&src=pm

http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2009/07/physics-fireworks-fun.html

Fission: http://ieer.org/resource/factsheets/basics-nuclear-physics-fission/

Flying Mammals: http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1246422/physics_of_flying_mammals_improve_aircraft_design/

Football: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-nfl-football

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/sports/football/31hit.html

Free Running (Parkour): http://www.popsci.com/entertainment-amp-gaming/article/2009-05/physics-free-running

Helicopters: http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/Helicopter.html

http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/helicopter.htm

Horseback Riding: http://www.ehow.com/info_8402193_science-projects-horseback-riding-physics.html

Hot Air Balloons: http://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/hot-air-balloon-physics.html

Ice (why it is slippery): http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/21/science/21ice.html?pagewanted=all

Ice Hockey: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-nhl-hockey

Penguins: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_penguins.htm

Ponytails: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/science/ponytail-shape-is-determined-by-complex-physics.html

Ponytails (and "Rapunzel number"): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46348731/

Roller Coasters: http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/211_fall2002.web.dir/shawna_sastamoinen/roller_coasters.htm

Rowing: http://www.atm.ox.ac.uk/rowing/physics/

Sailing: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/sailing.html

Skateboards: http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/index.html

Slides: http://www.wired.com/2011/06/fair-physics-the-big-slide/

Sports: http://www.angelfire.com/mo/PhysicsSports/

Summer Olympic Sports: https://www.nbclearn.com/science-of-the-summer-olympics

Sunshine: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/articles/fusion/

Surfing: http://www.exploratorium.edu/theworld/surfing/physics/

Swimming: http://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/physics-of-swimming.html

http://www.explainthatstuff.com/swimming-science.html

Swings: http://www.bsharp.org/physics/swings

Tornadoes: http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/tornado.htm

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/ (general info)

Tsunamis: http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/

http://www.tsunami.gov/?page=tsunamiFAQ

Volleyball: http://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/physics-of-volleyball.html

Water slide: http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/water-slide1.htm

Weather (specific questions): http://www.sciencebits.com/weatherphys

Winter Olympic Sports: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-the-olympic-winter-games

Environmental Chemistry

Resources from U.S. Government Agencies at Science.Gov

General Chemistry Online From Frostburg State University in Maryland.

      
     

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