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Mechanics Warmups

Physics is not a discipline, but a way of looking at the world. See if you can use your sense of the world to explain everyday phenomena.

Explaining the World


Why can we see our reflection in a mirror?

Why are electrical wires made to hang loose instead of being stretched tightly between the poles?

In winter, why does snow melt faster when we hold it in our hand than if it was left on the ground?

Why do people rub their hands together when they are cold?

Why does an apple fall to the ground?


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