Application of the laws of physics to motocross and off road motorcycling as a medium for physics education

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dc.contributor.author Strand, Timothy T. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:45Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2003 .S77 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185810
dc.description.abstract As an attempt to stimulate student interest teachers should be tuned into the students culture, pursuits, trials, etc. Several studies have been conducted on the physics of motorcycles. Instructors of physics could utilize this information to illustrate the laws of physics in the classroom and create forms of student evaluation using motorcycles as the medium. However these applications are almost exclusively looked at from the perspective of the motorcycle on hard surfaces. My research will narrow in on an instruction model of the laws physics involved in riding and racing a motorcycle of road. This is an area that appears to be lacking especially considering the developments in riding techniques, styles, competitions, and machines which many students have developed great interest in. The following is an outline of the items of particular focus;1. Traction (Friction)2. Race Starts (Force, Work, Power, Acceleration)3. Turning (Angular Acceleration, Normal Forces, Gravitational Forces) 4. Jumping (Projectile Motion, Gyroscope)5. Suspension Systems (Newton's Laws of Motion, Hooke's Law) 6. Engine Cooling Systems (Thermodynamics)The goal is to develop a unique basic physics course utilizing off road motorcycling as the medium for as many areas as possible. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent iv, 54 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physics -- Study and teaching. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motocross. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Off-road racing. en_US
dc.title Application of the laws of physics to motocross and off road motorcycling as a medium for physics education en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1263103 en_US


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