Monday, February 1, 2010

Application: Force Glogster

This is my glogster about the forces involved with ice-skating. Click on the link below to find out about forces and what the centripetal force requirement is when ice-skating. My question is: What are the forces involved when someone is ice-skating (at constant speed) around the rink in circles and which one is the centripetal force requirement?
Kira's Force Glogster


  1. Hey there,

    Your glogster on the ice skating was great. You definately demonstrated a clear understanding of the forces that come into play in circular motion. There really isn't anything wrong with your analysis of the FBD, but maybe put in a diagram to give a clearer picture to the audience. Overall, a great analysis of the physics involved in ice skating.

    HKIS - Allen Zhang

  2. Your Glogster is well done, however, I find your project a little superficial. I would like to see a more in depth explanation about friction in ice-skating. Check out the resources in Delicious!

  3. I really like the presentation on your Glogster, but it seems like there is not that much information on there. Perhaps you could talk more about the frictional forces and the mu, or maybe you could discuss more about the aspects of uniform circular motion, with diagrams. Other than that, good job.

  4. Thanks everyone for the input! I updated it and I think I made some positive adjustments.

  5. I think your explanation is very clear, and the physics is good. It is obvious you understand what you are talking about, but it might help the viewer understand it better if you were to include some more diagrams of the forces, velocity, and acceleration of the skater as he moves around the rink.