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A Bad Day for Sandy Dayton

Length: 6+ Hours

Discipline: Physics and Astronomy

Level: Introductory (non-majors)

Author: Duch, Barbara

Designed to help nonscience majors understand forces, motion, and mechanical energy while reconstructing a rear-end auto accident that occurs outside their classroom building. They explore the relationships between speed and stopping distance, reaction time and stopping distance, and design and safety features of seatbelts and airbags.

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