Lab 10 - into thermal energy which is why the water is just...

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Rachel Riddle PHY 101 Lab 10 Physics of Whitewater You hear it getting louder, suddenly you’re moving faster than before  and your heartbeat quickens… Suddenly you’re moving through rapids-whitewater-in a raft- or a  kayak The water that was quiet before is now moving faster It has converted from its potential energy before the rapid to kinetic  energy during the rapid. If you’ve ever seen one of those movies where the water is really calm  and then all the sudden there’s a waterfall- that’s partly true Normally before the rapid the water is calm-it’s said to have potential  energy Then at the bottom of the rapid any water that is left is converted 
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Unformatted text preview: into thermal energy which is why the water is just slightly warmer near rapids, not really enough to notice though. • As you paddle through the water you should remember that the only reason you move is because of physics. • As you push on the water with your paddle the water pushes back on you and your paddle the opposite way and moves you forward. It’s the same phenomenon that allows you to walk. • Whitewater is an amazing activity that allows you to explore nature and have a blast! I’ll leave you with one whitewater picture of as a conclusion....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PHY 101 taught by Professor Joelowry during the Spring '07 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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