Circus Circus Physics: Linear Momentum
Platform trapeze flyers use conservation of linear momentum to launch themselves. Details
Episode: Circus Physics: Linear Momentum
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.• Visit the Circus Physics: Linear Momentum webpage
Premiere Date: 06/01/2010
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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