vid 19 - to spin faster: When ice skater pulls in arms...

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THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE Name:             Video 19. Angular Momentum   Class:            1. What famous physicist was a professional astrologer? Johannes Kepler 2. Kepler almost discovered integral calculus over what dispute? shape of wine barrels 3. What subject was practiced as the first physical science? astronomy 4. What did Aristotle believe was the center of the universe? earth 5. What do scientists call a whirlpool? vortex 6. What does the variable L represent in physics? angular momentum 7. Explain how conservation of angular momentum causes an ice skater
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Unformatted text preview: to spin faster: When ice skater pulls in arms (smaller radius), she spins faster to conserve angular momentum. 8. What is the name of the large hurricane on Jupiter? red spot 9. What event motivated Tycho Brahe to become an astronomer? Old astronomical tables were off in predicting when major conjunction of superior planets would occur. New Copernican tables were even worse. 10. What was Tycho Brahes greatest contribution to science? careful systematic observations of skies...
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This note was uploaded on 07/04/2011 for the course PHYS 2425 taught by Professor Sherman during the Spring '08 term at Collin College.

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