Newton’s Laws Via Mythbusters

Photo credit: Discovery Channel

On the Mythbusters episode titled Crash Force, Adam and Jamie focus on Newton’s 3rd law to determine whether two cars colliding head on at 50 mph each, is the same as one car traveling at 100mph, colliding a stationary wall.

dordi from Sweden, has put together a free lesson plan on Tes that can be used with different 3 episodes of Mythbusters, including the one above.

Photo credit: Fifth Gear

Fifth Gear has recorded the crash of a Ford Focus traveling at 120mph hitting a stationary wall, to determine survivability at such a rate of speed.

Disclaimer: even though mannequins are used in the crash of the Ford Focus on Fifth Gear, the images can be disturbing to viewers, as viewers may envision themselves in the car.


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