Title: Automotive Brakes Hydraulic System Diagnosis
The hydraulic distribution system is the heart of the brake system. The effects of Pascal's Law allow for vehicles weighing many thousands of pounds to be brought to a stop with minimal effort. Understanding of hydraulics is the keystone to successful brake repair.
Standard(s): [S1] CHE (9-12) 7: Explain the behavior of ideal gases in terms of pressure, volume, temperature, and number of particles using Charles's law, Boyle's law, Gay-Lussac's law, the combined gas law, and the ideal gas law.
Title: Curve Balls
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the mathematics behind baseball pitching. Mathematician Chuck Romine discusses a new mathematical model that describes the trajectory of a curve ball. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [S1] PHY (9-12) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.