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November 17, 2019

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: Physics of the nerf gun #FQXiVideoContest2014 by Seth Dacio [refresh]
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Seth D. wrote on Jul. 17, 2014 @ 21:04 GMT
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Did you know that their is physics involved in a nerf gun? There is physics involved in a nerf gun and to learn more about it, check out this video. #FQXiVideoContest2014

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Seth Dacio, is a filmmaker who has been making videos ever since he was 10 years old. When he found out about this contest, he decided to talk about the physics of the nerf gun.

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madeleine richter wrote on Sep. 8, 2014 @ 05:53 GMT
Hi Seth,

I liked the animation you used for your video a lot and the way you explained how physics is involved in firing of a Nerf-gun bullet. Not many people manage to make what you did: make a educative, clever and really funny video without ever being pretentious or self-important. Next time I get my hands on a Nerf-Gun (which hopefully isn't in the far future) I will remember your video and what I otherwise mindlessly neglect: gravity, air pressure, friction or Newton's law of motion.

I wish you good luck and hope to see more of your videos,


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Kristen Hamilton wrote on Sep. 8, 2014 @ 21:43 GMT
Hi Seth,

This was a great choice of topics! Your explanation was concise, and your physics seems sound. Good luck!

If you could watch and rate my video, "The Cool Physics of Refrigeration," that would be great. Thanks!


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Aden Williams wrote on Nov. 8, 2014 @ 11:34 GMT
Let go through some of the basics of Physics

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Verification of Archimedes' Principle

Archimedes' Principle:

Archimedes' principle states that when as body is totally or partially immersed in a fluid, it experiences an upthrust equal to the weight of the fluid displaced.

Experimental verification Archimedes' principle

Materials required to verify Archimedes' principle are:

Eureka can, Stone, Beakers, Measuring jar and Spring balance

Arrange the eureka can and the beaker on the table as shown here. Pour water into the eureka can till the water starts overflowing through the spout. When water stops tripping replace the beaker by another beaker of known mass. Suspend a stone with the help of string from the hook of the spring balance and record its weight. Gradually lower the stone into the eureka can containing water and record the reading of the spring balance when the stone is completely immersed in water. The weight of the stone is found to be less than its weight in air i.e., the apparent loss of weight. We observe that the water overflows through the spout of the eureka can. Pour water into the measuring jar and note the reading. The observed reading gives the volume of water displaced. The volume of water displaced is equal to its weight as the density of the water is equal to 1. The apparent loss of weight of stone in water is equal to the weight of the water displaced by it. This proves the Archimedes' principle.

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Aden Williams replied on Nov. 8, 2014 @ 11:50 GMT

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