hw 2 physic 203

# hw 2 physic 203 - The ball will actually travel the...

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5) Aristotle may explain the eruption of a volcano by stating that the fire is traveling towards its rightful position above the earth. Similar to air’s place, in the atmosphere, as it is still called today. 6) The reason why the earth appears flat to the casual observer, is due to its vast size and the short distance that one can see (visibility). Thus, the earth appears to be flat. Nobody on earth can see far out enough into the distance to realize the earth’s curvature. 7) One deceptive observation is throwing a ball in a moving car. One may think that opening the window and throwing the ball upward, will cause the ball to land behind the car. This is not sure.
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Unformatted text preview: The ball will actually travel the distance along with the car since it is already traveling at the car’s same speed. 8) Fibonacci set of Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597 Ratio of successive pairs: 2, 1.66, 1.625, 1.619, 1.6182, 1.6181, 1.61804, 1.61803 Closest answer for the ratio of the hundredth pair would be 1.618 9. 10) The reason why an iron ship can float in water (despite the density of iron being much larger than that of water), is because of buoyant force. Water pushes upwards on the objects with a particular force which allows very dense objects to stay above the water’s surface....
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## This note was uploaded on 09/20/2008 for the course COMM 2760 taught by Professor Mcleod,p. during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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