There are a variety of interesting sites on the web which
apply mechanics principles to real-world phenomena. One site of
interest is the Slam Dunk Science site. The Slam Dunk Science
Site is a series of activities, readings, and links pertaining to
the physics of athletic shoes. The physics of athletic shoes
involves the topic of collisions - the collisions of the shoe with
the ground. Thus, this week's Internet Search question will
involve a trip to the Slam Dunk Science site.
Begin by using a major search engine
Dogpile, etc.) to find the
site. Once you have found the page, answer the following
questions (2 pts).
- Describe the search path which you used to locate
the site (see example description).
- Visit the Lab Tools section of the site and describe the
Impact Testing test. Explain the physics behind the energy
- Visit the Activities section of the site. Click on the
Computer Modeling Activity. Identify the name of the piece of
software used to conduct the computer modeling and describe
some of the findings of the activity which is described on the
Computer Modeling page.