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The Physics of Bowling

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Taylor Sullivan

on 14 December 2012

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ok I meant a FBD sorry Physics and Bowling Newton's First Law A Force is anything that can make the object change motion, direction, or geometrical motion. Newton's Second Law By Taylor Sullivan, Ashley Brown, and Kiara Grier Newton's 3rd Law Bowling and Equilbrium The unbalanced force in bowling is the pins. When the Bowling ball hits the pins it causes the ball to move in a different direction. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction... In bowling when your hand is on the ball... its almost as if the ball knows to push back... Some object may accelerate at faster rates, however... The bowling pins are obviously the fastest.. This is so because they have less mass than the bowling ball, and require less force in order to move. The more mass the Bowling ball has the harder it is to get the ball rolling and to get the ball to stop. Projectile Motion Shoes can help provide friction because if you have little grooves on the bottom of you shoes it will "grab" the floor so you don't slip and fall. When an object is in equilibrium, all opposing forces are in balance. For example, when the bowling ball is on the ground, gravity is trying to stop the ball from moving... if you ever noticed... they oil down the alley so that the ball can keep moving, and speeds up the ball. If more force is applied to the ball the range of the projectile increases. In the clip, the girl tosses the bowling ball low to the ground. This is projectile motion because the ball is in the air. Friction An object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. The same goes for an object at rest. This applies to bowling because when you thrust the ball onto the lane, it moves and doesn't stop until it touches the back of the wall. In the video we showed you the girl was increasing her friction by wearing the bowling shoes. The shoes are meant to make it so the bowler doesn't slip. When the Bowling ball hits the pins, the pins accelerate more because the fly forwards and backwards and the bowling ball slows down. When the girl tosses the ball up the ground "pushes" it back up a tiny bit which causes the ball to slow down. Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy Law of Conservation of Energy Energy can never be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed. When bowling, when pulling your hand back, you are demonstrating potential energy. when you push the ball off of your hand, you then transformed the energy into kinetic. Kinetic and Potential energy are totally different things, yet they work together perfectly. In bowling, when the girl pulls the ball back, potential energy is being demonstrated. When the girl is about to throw the ball, you are demonstrating kinetic energy. Friction is the resistance to a relative motion between two objects. Like the example given above, the ground and the shoes are providing friction to each other. That's why they have to wear certain shoes.
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