SUMMARY
"Duncan, Vinny, and Wayne are all friends working - or wasting time - the summer before senior year in high school. Duncan is the soul, Vinny the brains, and Wayne the muscle. At the end of the previous summer, Duncan tried to save a drowning girl and failed. Not being a hero has really affected his life, particularly his relationship with his girlfriend Kim. Also, he is now terrified of swimming, especially when the nightmares come back.

Duncan's summer job is with the public transit lost and found. While trying to make the hours go faster, Duncan looks through the items, especially the books and golf clubs. One day he discovers an unmarked journal with no name, which depicts sadistic animal torture experiments, boasts of arson fires, and the planning for the serial killings of three women. Duncan decides to make amends for his failure last summer by tracking down the owner of the journal by using clues left hidden in the diary.

After talking with his friend Vinny, Duncan decides to turn the journal over to the police, but they do not take him seriously, so he decides to get help from Vinny, do some research at the local library, and find out where the killer works and lives so they can prove to the police the diary is for real."

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"In this suspense story, the main character Duncan is haunted by the fact that he was unable to save a drowning girl one fateful afternoon the previous September. This summer, he has a job working underground at the Toronto subway lost and found. When business is slow, Duncan rummages through unclaimed items and uncovers a strange, leather-bound book which turns out to be the diary of a potential murderer. When the police seem disinterested, the teen takes matters into his own hands, and with the aid of his two best friends, tries to track and...

...influence the acceleration of a cart when it travels down a wooden plank?
Introduction:
What is an incline plane? Commonly referred to as a ramp or a slope, an incline plane is an even surface that is titled at an angle. An object placed on the tilted surface will often slide down the surface, accelerating because of an unbalanced force. The rate at which an object travels down the slope is dependent upon how tilted the slope is; the greater the tilt of the plane, the faster the rate which an object will slide down. Thus, if a physics cart is released on at a steep slope, the acceleration of the cart is expected to roll down the slope at a faster rate. As shown in figure 1, when a cart is released on an inclined plane, there’s always two to four forces acting upon the cart – the force of gravity (acts in a downward direction), the normal force (the support force exerted upon the object that is in contact with another stable object), the force of movement (the force from the wheels-moment of an object) and the force of friction (the force exerted by a surface as an object moves across). According to Isaac Newton’s law of Universal Gravitation, objects near the surface of the earth accelerate at a rate of 9.8m/s/s towards the ground.
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the relationship between the angle of inclination and the acceleration of a physics cart. This was done to determine whether if the physics...

...Dr. R: Let’s talk about summary. Based on the APA homework and the diagnostic rough drafts, it's pretty clear some folks are still having difficulties discerning between summary and paraphrase. The distinction between these two is incredibly important to grasp, as your summary in your Essay 1 must be clear and concise. Note that you should be able to summarize the main argument claims of your chosen article in a single paragraph.
OK, so what is asummary?
When we talk about summaries, we are usually talking about the summary of the main ideas of an entire work (although, if we’re focusing on a specific chapter or article in a larger work, we’d then be summarizing that one major component. For instance, most of us are summarizing individual articles, not the entire issue of a magazine or journal). Summary is used to “state the major ideas of an entire source or part of a source [see above] in your own words” (Faigley, 2010, p. 20). Note that the summaries are significantly shorter than the source. Most academic guides recommend that a summary be no longer than ¼ the length of the original source. In other words, if you have a four page article and your summary is two pages long, that’s not an effective summary. Faigley even mentions that summaries are often “a paragraph or perhaps even a sentence”...

...magnitude 50 N) is indicated. Orient the other two forces F2 and F3 so that the magnitude of the resulting acceleration of the tire is least, and find that magnitude if (a) F2 = 30N, F3= 20 N; (b) F2= 30 N, F3 = 10 N; and (c) F2 = F3 = 30 N.
problem 2 A weight-conscious penguin with a mass of 15.0 kg rests on a bathroom scale (see figure below). What are (a) the penguin's weight W and (b) the normal force N on the penguin? (c) What is the reading on the scale, assuming it is calibrated in weight units?
problem 3 If a nucleus captures a stray neutron, it must bring the neutron to a stop within the diameter of the nucleus by means of the strong force. That force, which "glues" the nucleus together, is essentially zero outside the nucleus. Suppose that a stray neutron with an initial speed of 1.4 X 107 m/s is just barely captured by a nucleus with diameter d = 1.0 X 10-14 m. Assuming that the force on the neutron is constant, find the magnitude of that force. The neutron's mass is 1.67 X 10-27 kg.
problem 4 Sunjamming. A "sun yacht" is a spacecraft with a large sail that is pushed by sunlight. Although such a push is tiny in everyday circumstances, it can be large enough to send the spacecraft outward from the Sun on a cost-free but slow trip. Suppose that the spacecraft has a mass of 900 kg and receives a push of 20 N.(a) What is the magnitude of the resulting acceleration? If the craft starts from rest, (b) how far will it travel in 1...

...Acceleration Worksheet 3
Worked Example
A cheetah running at 20 m s−1 slows down as it approaches a stream. Within 3.0s, its speed has reduced to 2 m s−1. Calculate the average acceleration of the cheetah.
Solve the following:
1. A sports car, accelerating from rest, was timed over 400 m and was found to reach a speed of 120 km h−1 in 18.0 s.
a. What was the average speed of the car in m s−1?
b. Calculate the averageacceleration of the car in km h−1 s−1.
c. What was its average acceleration in m s−2?
d. If the driver of the car had a reaction time of 0.60s, how far would the car travel while the driver was reacting to apply the brakes at this speed of 120 km h−1?
2. A bus travelling north along a straight road at 60 km h−1 slows down uniformly and takes 5.0s to stop.
a. Calculate the magnitude of its acceleration in km h−1 s−1.
b. Calculate its acceleration in m s−2.
3. A Prius hybrid car starts from rest and accelerates uniformly for 8.0s. It reaches a final speed of 16 m s−1.
a. What is the acceleration of the Prius?
b. What is the average velocity of the Prius?
c. Calculate the distance travelled by the Prius.
4. A new model Subaru can start from rest and travel 400 m in 16 s.
a. What is its average acceleration during this time?
b. Calculate the final speed of...

...Investigation between mass and acceleration
Stage 1 - Planning
Title: Investigating acceleration – How does changing the mass of an object change its acceleration?
Introduction: As the speed of moving object and rate, the forces acting on the object, the mass of the object, and gravitational force of it might affect the acceleration, I will investigate about the mass of the object.
Aim: I will try to answer the question “How does changing the mass of an object change its acceleration?” which is to find the relationship between the mass of an object and the acceleration rate.
Hypothesis: I think that a trolley with a large mass will accelerate slower than a trolley with a small mass.
Apparatus: Ramp, blocks, trolley, string, masses (50g, 100g, 1kg), pulley, stop clock, sticky tape, laptop, data logger, two light gates
(Labeled diagram indicated below)
(Photo by: “Yenka simulations – Road Science”, http://mathsci.werribeesc.vic.edu.au/science10/Yenka/10_trolley_acceleration.html)
Method for collection of data:
Independent variable --- Mass of trolley, steepness of the ramp
Dependent variable --- Acceleration, time taken
Constant variable --- Temperature, slope, starting point, ending point, etc.
1. Fasten the pulley to one end of the ramp, and place it near the end of the bench
2. Put some blocks under the other end of the ramp.
3. Push the trolley...

...Measurement of Free-Fall Acceleration
Introduction
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), the man first accredited with the correct notion of free-fall with uniform acceleration, stated that 'if one were to remove entirely the resistance of the medium, all materials would descend with equal speed.' Today, this statement holds true for all objects in free-fall near the Earth's surface. The purpose of this experiment is to verify Galileo's assertion thatacceleration is constant. In addition, the magnitude of acceleration will be calculated.
Theory
By definition, acceleration is the rate of change of velocity with respect to time. Instantaneous acceleration is the derivative of velocity with respect to time.
a(t) = dv / dt.
Average acceleration is the change in velocity during a time interval, Dt, divided by the length of that interval,
aave = Dv / Dt.
In this experiment, average acceleration of gravity will be determined by measuring the change in position of a falling object at regularly timed intervals. With this, average velocities for these intervals will be calculated. A graph of the average velocities versus time should give a straight line whose slope is the acceleration of gravity (g).
Apparatus
To determine the acceleration of gravity the Behr apparatus will be used. The device consists of two vertical conducting wires, a thin...

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General Questions - General General Questions
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...(b) (c) Find p and q in terms of t.
(3)
Calculate the distance of Q from P when t = 3.
(3)
Calculate the value of t when Q is due north of P.
(2) (Total 8 marks)
2.
A train starts from rest at a station A and moves along a straight horizontal track. For the first 10 s, the train moves with constant acceleration 1.2 m s–2. For the next 24 s it moves with constant acceleration 0.75 m s–2. It then moves with constant speed for T seconds. Finally it slows down with constant deceleration 3 m s–2 until it comes to rest at a station B. (a) (b) (c) Show that, 34 s after leaving A, the speed of the train is 30 m s–1.
(3)
Sketch a speed-time graph to illustrate the motion of the train as it moves from A to B.
(3)
Find the distance moved by the train during the first 34 s of its journey from A.
(4)
The distance from A to B is 3 km. (d) Find the value of T.
(4) (Total 14 marks)
3.
Two cars A and B are moving in the same direction along a straight horizontal road. At time t = 0, they are side by side, passing a point O on the road. Car A travels at a constant speed of 30 m s–1. Car B passes O with a speed of 20 m s–1, and has constant acceleration of 4 m s–2. Find (a) (b) (c) the speed of B when it has travelled 78 m from O,
(2)
the distance from O of A when B is 78 m from O,
(4)
the time when B overtakes A.
(5) (Total 11 marks)
4.
A post is driven into the ground by means of a blow from a...