# #13123

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Feb. 23, 2024, 1:33 p.m.

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// Analysis 1, Rose wants to do a physics demonstration involving gravity Rose (to Kirk): Do you have balls in this classroom? Kirk: Yeah, they're underneath each chair *Rose takes the tennis ball off the leg of the empty chair in front of him* Rose: Okay, so I'm not actually going to drop this, but you can imagine what would happen if I did

# #10259

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March 14, 2022, 4:21 p.m.

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//Schwartz retells his AP Environmental Science story (see 8087), then this Schwartz: I finished my AP Physics exam early, and I was sitting next to the brick wall. Schwartz: So I estimated the width of each brick, and, timing with my watch, dropped a pencil repeatedly, to estimate acceleration by gravity. Schwartz: I got it within 10%. //Some of the class erupts in moderate applause //later Schwartz (to Andy): Were you typing that into Blairbash as I was talking?

//mod note: we also got a duplicate of this quote, from andy

# #8739

810

Nov. 13, 2020, 10:04 a.m.

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Schafer: If you like basketball and always wanted to dunk Schafer: Because let's be honest: none of us can actually dunk

# #6872

77

Oct. 30, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

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//Talking about gravitational pull Schafer: So if Alan and Shariar are one meter apart, the gravitational pull would be- //Alan scoots closer to Shariar //Shariar sits awkwardly Schafer: Or... half a meter. That works too. And since we're already awkward, lets get more awkward. Let's say each of you are 100 kg. Which I know is not true, because you'd be over 200 lbs. Are you accelerating towards each other? Class: Uh... Schafer: Yes! But the gravitational pull is so little you cannot see it. Student: Could Shariar be accelerating away? Scafer: Well, there are both attractive and repulsive forces... Class: Ooh...

Repulsive forces, huh.

# #5491

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May 15, 2015, 9:03 p.m.

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//In room 215, during lunch Non-magnet girl: S**t! //A loud clanging noise Girl: F**k! //Bends down and emerges with her water bottle Schafer: That was a lot of cursing for such a little thing like gravity. I mean, gravity is the weakest of the fundamental forces! If something happened with the strong force, then I'd understand. Girl: This is how I know I'm in a magnet classroom...

# #1633

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March 10, 2010, 11:29 p.m.

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Blitz: "Acceleration? What acceleration?" Greg: "From GRAVITY!" Blitz: "Gravity doesn't have acceleration!"

ESS, pd 1, after a 10 minute long argument between teacher and student, which ended up determining that gravity and basic gas laws do not apply in the upper atmosphere.