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2016_PA_Newsletter_12_29_16_FINAL

3400 North Charles

3400 North Charles Street | 500W Wyman Baltimore, MD 21218 Freshmen Measure Forces at Six Flags America Freshmen from the department’s Classical Mechanics Laboratory course headed to Six Flags America in Bowie, MD to study the laws of physics in full swing. The park opened early exclusively for the students so that they could skip the lines and collect data on several different rides. Using the accelerometers in their smart phones, the students measured g-force, centripetal acceleration, and kinetic energy as they zoomed around the park. Instructional Resource Advisor Reid Mumford (center) is pictured below, along with students Ryan Koronkowski (left) and Jason Fan (right), taking the plunge on “Dare Devil Dive.”