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73 Part II: Questions for Lecture Videos The lecture video questions are designed to help you identify important points made by the videos and to help you take notes on their content. You do not need to turn in answers to the questions, but answering them will help you study for exam questions over the lecture videos.
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74 Lecture Video #1 Why Physics? 1. How does the video characterize the study of physics? 2. What are some of the situations, circumstances, and locations in which the study of physics is discussed? 3. How is the study of physics relevant to your life?
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75 Lecture Video #2 Ring of Truth: Change 1. How does the title, “Change,” related to topics discussed in class? What “changes” are discussed in the video? 2. List some of the energy transformations that took place in the large sealed plastic box. 3. List some energy transformations involved in bicyclists competing in the Tour de France. 4. Considering food as a source of energy for a bicyclist, what is that energy used for? What fraction of a bicyclist’s energy from food ends up generating heat, overcoming friction or wind resistance, or providing energy for accelerating or riding uphill? 5. What one factor made the most difference in bettering an international speed record for bicycle racing? Is that factor relevant for competitors in the Tour de France? 6. Considering the concept that mass is a form of energy, do you think the mass of the clear plastic box mentioned early in the video actually did change?
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76 Lecture Video #3 Nova: The Light Stuff 1. What are some of the major landmarks in the history of human-powered flight? 2. How do the forces of lift, weight, thrust, and drag influence flight? 3. Approximately how far is the northern coast of Crete to the nearest Greek island? 4. About how long would it take to fly that distance in a human–powered aircraft? 5. How do designers manage to make the aircraft strong, yet lightweight? 6. What is the approximate wingspan of Daedulus? What is its weight? 7. What types of materials were used to construct Daedulus? 8. What caused Daedulus ’87 to crash? 9.
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