When Isaac Newton published his Principia back in 1687, he probably never would have predicted that 335 years later, an enthusiastic Finnish man would test his laws by hitting a summer ski ramp with weights in his hands. But here we are. The latest from Real Skifi features Juho Kilkki, two dumbbells affixed with floaters, and a crazy idea to put Newton’s laws into practice like never before. Looking for an exciting project to bring into your physics class this semester? Look no further.
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In 1687 physicist Isaac Newton published a book called “Principia”, which set the foundations for classical mechanics: Newton’s laws of motion. Below is a somewhat free translation of the laws:
(I) If you forget to set your spin/flip on the take off, it’s quite hard to do so midair
(III) But if you happen to have a pair of dumbbells with you in the air and you throw them, the dumbbells will also throw you
(II) The bigger the dumbbells, the more you spin/flip
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