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photo of a roller coaster's upside down loop
// Distance Learning

Navigational devices like the GPS system in your phone depend on gyroscopes to analyze the rotational motion of moving objects. Your phone contains a very sensitive gyroscope that determines how it moves along three axes of rotation.

image of a bat tracking its prey with sonar
// Distance Learning

The spoken word, music, earthquakes, vibrating equipment: the physics of mechanical waves, including sound, govern what we hear, their use in technology, and their effect during such events as earthquakes.

image of girl swimming under water
// Distance Learning

The pressure of fluids like air and water regulate many natural processes from those in living organisms to the weather.

image of a bat tracking its prey with sonar
// Distance Learning

The spoken word, music, earthquakes, vibrating equipment: the physics of mechanical waves, including sound, govern what we hear, their use in technology, and their effect during such events as earthquakes.

two gears moving with pouring oil
// Distance Learning

The force of friction makes it possible for people to walk and cars to move, but it also causes our machines to wear down, and some of the energy we generate to be wasted as heat.