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Homework Help: Question about vertical and horizaontal

  1. Nov 4, 2008 #1
    question about "vertical" and "horizaontal"

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    the terms "vertical" and "horizontal" are frequently used in physics. give operational definitions for these two terms. an operational definition defines a term by how it is measured or determined. your definition should apply equally well in a laboratory orr on a stepp mountainside.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    "vertical"- direction perpendicular to the plane on which an object is located
    "horizaontal" - parallel to the plane on which an object is located

    im not really sure if this is right
    is there a better way to define them?
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  3. Nov 4, 2008 #2


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    Hi mjolnir80! :smile:

    Wouldn't it be better to use gravity?
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