Physics of a swing and slide

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How is the quality of the action and variation of energy and movement, during displacement, when using a swing and a water slide?
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How is the quality of the action and variation of energy and movement, during displacement, when using a swing and a water slide?
¿Cómo es la calidad de la acción y la variación de la energía y el movimiento, durante el desplazamiento, cuando se usa un columpio y un tobogán de agua?

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How is the quality of the action and variation of energy and movement, during displacement, when using a swing and a water slide?
 
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ABCM12 said:
Homework Statement:: How is the quality of the action and variation of energy and movement, during displacement, when using a swing and a water slide?
Relevant Equations:: How is the quality of the action and variation of energy and movement, during displacement, when using a swing and a water slide?

¿Cómo es la calidad de la acción y la variación de la energía y el movimiento, durante el desplazamiento, cuando se usa un columpio y un tobogán de agua?

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As you have been told via Personal Message, please take care to only post the English translation of your questions and replies. Thanks.

And we require that you show your work on a schoolwork problem before we can offer tutorial assistance. What are your thoughts so far on this question?
 
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And are you supposed to compare a swing versus a water slide? Or is it some kind of combined swing + water slide? Is there a diagram that goes with the problem? You can use the "Attach files" link below the Edit window to upload a PDF or JPEG file with the diagram...
 
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ABCM12 said:
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In English please...
 
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ABCM12 said:
Homework Statement:: How is the quality of the action and variation of energy and movement, during displacement, when using a swing and a water slide?Slllkjl
So please give us your thoughts about how the energy and movement of a person on a swing compares to a person going down a water slide (very little friction). How do Kinetic Energy (KE) and Potential Energy (PE) vary for those two different people? You need to show your efforts on the problem before we can offer tutorial help.
 

1. How does a swing move back and forth?

The motion of a swing is caused by the combination of gravity and the force of the person pushing or pulling on the swing. When the swing is at its highest point, gravity pulls it back towards the ground. As the swing moves down, the person's push or pull provides the force to move it in the opposite direction. This cycle continues, creating the back and forth movement of the swing.

2. What factors affect the speed of a swing?

The speed of a swing is affected by the length of the swing's ropes or chains, the angle at which the swing is pushed, and the force applied by the person pushing or pulling on the swing. The longer the ropes or chains, the faster the swing will go. A higher angle of push will also result in a faster swing, while a lower angle will result in a slower swing. The amount of force applied by the person will also impact the speed of the swing.

3. How does a slide work?

A slide works by utilizing the forces of gravity and friction. When a person slides down a slide, gravity pulls them towards the ground, while the friction between the person's body and the slide's surface slows them down. The angle of the slide also plays a role in the speed of the person's descent.

4. Why do some slides have bumps or curves?

Slides with bumps or curves are designed to add an element of excitement and variation to the sliding experience. The bumps and curves can also help to slow down the speed of the person sliding, making it a safer experience. Additionally, these features can add a bit of a thrill to the ride, making it more enjoyable for the person sliding.

5. Can the physics of a swing and slide be used for other purposes?

Yes, the principles of physics that govern the motion of a swing and slide can be applied to other objects and activities. For example, understanding the forces at play in a swing can help engineers design more efficient and stable structures, such as bridges or amusement park rides. The principles of gravity and friction can also be used in sports and games, such as skiing or bowling.

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