### Of Planets and fairground rides, Part Two

In previous parts we have covered the basics of Newtonian mechanics, there is a lot more here but the basics provide enough to at least start to use this sort of stuff. So lets have [more…]

### Of Planets and fairground rides

In the last part we covered a little bit about the earth and the moon, we have established there should be a common centre of rotation as both rotate around this common centre. If our [more…]

### He is heavy, he’s my planet

If you pick something up and lift it, this takes effort, if you let go it will fall, but why? We know objects, such as leopards, have a mass (m) as a fundamental property, we [more…]

### Hang on a moment…

In part four we covered the basic principles of constant rotational acceleration, moment of inertia and related topics, in this part we will take this and demonstrate what this means. When we looked at constant [more…]

### Swivel on it…

In previous parts we have considered and described linear motion and constant linear acceleration. We will now expand upon this a little and consider how the same principles apply to rotation. Again firstly we will [more…]

### Gravity is getting me down…

As promised in part two we will now construct an experiment to demonstrate acceleration under gravity, show how vectors can be “resolved” into a 2 dimensional plane (3 three dimensional if you fancy the extra [more…]

### Throwing apples at scientists…

In part one we covered the basics of motion, some definitions, a few useful equations, units of measurement and similar governing constant linear acceleration. This time we are going to look at Newton’s three laws [more…]

### You spin me right round baby…

Musings on objects and motion, part one, the basics Recently a comment, that nobody read, was posted by one of our more trollish contributors trying to toll people about the world not be round or [more…]