4.5 Flying Pig Lab

Lab Guide: 12-ap-flying-pig (1)

Assignment: Watch the video below. Then, comment on this post with two (2) methods for determining the speed of the pig.  Your comment will contribute two (2) points to your reading quiz score for the semester (i.e., these count as two reading quiz questions). Your answers do not need to be correct to receive credit, BUT they must be reasonable.

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26 Responses to 4.5 Flying Pig Lab

  1. Annabel M says:

    1. Use Fnet = mv^2/r
    2. See how much time it takes for the flying pig to travel one rotation.

  2. Edgar Jimenez says:

    Two Methods:
    1. Fc= m* (V^2/r)
    2. y= yo + vot + 1/2g^2

  3. ashley vera says:

    2)x+xo=vot=1/2 at^2

  4. patricio rivera says:

    1. Fc=m*v^2/r
    2. 1 revolution/ circumfrence

  5. rlmelvin says:

    1. Find the centripetal acceleration and solve for velocity.
    2. Find the circumference and time 1 revolution.

  6. Adelene Miranda says:

    1.Solve for velocity in the Centripetal Force equation Fc=mv^2/r
    2.Use one of the Kinematics equation that include velocity

    Dear KINEMATICS *____*,
    STOP following me!!

  7. Aarón W says:

    Well the circle is horizontal not vertical so height isn’t an issue, Fnet=m(v^2/r). Find the time I takes for 1 revolution and the circumference of the circle to use s=d/t.

  8. rlmelvin says:

    1) Circular Motion
    2) kinematics problem with velocity

  9. Samuel M says:


    I did some research on the internet and on YouTube (came across a song) and i got this from physicsclassroom.com

    “the velocity of an object in nearly circular orbit can be approximated as v = (2*pi*R) / T”

  10. Samuel M says:

    or we could use one of those fancy speed meters the police use… Ideas ideas….

  11. Oscar says:

    1. Fnet = mv^2/r
    2. Use kinematics
    Finally find answer.

  12. Areli G says:

    1. See how long it takes the pig to make one rotation.
    2. Fc=m*(v^2r)/r
    – Areli

  13. Rosendo says:

    1. Fnet= mv^2/r
    2. Some kinematics

  14. Christian Larreynaga says:

    1. Fnet = m(v^2/r)
    2. Use kinematics ( the distance is the circumfrence, but i dont know the rest)

  15. rlmelvin says:

    1. Find the time in y and use centripetal acceleration to find velocity in x.
    2. ??
    – Erika

    1. Use tension in the string
    2. Find centripetal acceleration — maybe use kinetic and potential energy (initial and final)

  16. Quinton says:

    Fnet= mv^2/r

  17. Freddie Beulah says:

    You would use the Fnetc=Mac equation… But uuum I’m not sure you may also use kinamatics!.. :/Either way I wanna see pigs fly! 🙂

  18. Andre E. says:

    Use Fc=m(v^2/r) or you could time how long the pig takes to go around in one circle.

  19. Joslyn says:


  20. Daniela Felix says:

    1. You would use the Fnet = mv^2/r
    2.Figure out how much time it takes the flying pig to travel one rotation.

  21. Saber says:


  22. Joslyn says:

    I think we could put a circular barrier around the pigs are flying space. Then measure the curcumfrence of the circle

    Or we could cause the fnetc=mac equation

  23. Saber says:

    Find the centripetal force to find velocity. We will need kinematic equations as well

  24. Gabby says:

    The second sabier post was gabby haha ! 😀

  25. Jose says:

    We can use Fnet=ma nd PE=MGH Jose

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