Monday, March 15, 2010

Frame of Reference

I think I drew this picture when I was trying to solve the problem, and I thought, when I got my test back, "This is a great example of using primarily visual thinking to solve a physics problem." The problem was to figure out the speed of a point 'B' located at the front of the rim, where I was trying to show the vector for velocity. The rim is on a bicycle that's traveling at 10 m/s; the wheels are rolling without slipping.

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