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Pole Vaulting (Work & Energy)

Kinetic Energy

Potential Energy

A neat trick: The vaulter’s ‘center of mass’ can pass under the bar!!

Forces on an Accelerating Bicycle
Vertical Forces are Balanced Horizontal Forces are NOT Balanced

Leaning into a turn keeps the bicycle from flipping over!!

Collisions & Impact Forces (momentum) = Ft
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