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Circus Physics: Linear Momentum

  • Aired: 06/01/2010
  • 01:58
  • Rating: NR
Platform trapeze requires athleticism, good timing, and a strong understanding of the principle of conservation of linear momentum. The momentum of a system is the sum of the momenta of all the objects in it. Like energy, the momentum of a closed system is always conserved. In this video you'll learn how platform trapeze artists use this fact to soar beneath the big top.
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Platform trapeze flyers use conservation of linear momentum to launch themselves.
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