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 Subject: Computations with a billion and Potential & Kinetic Energy Category: Science > Physics Asked by: blyden-ga List Price: \$2.00 Posted: 01 Apr 2006 10:20 PST Expires: 01 May 2006 11:20 PDT Question ID: 714376
 ```How many seconds in a year? Besides giving me the answers to the questions below, how did you arrive at them? How many years = a billion seconds? How many minutes in a year? How many years ago was a billion minutes? What year was it a billion days ago? What year was it a billion hours ago? If you drop a ball from above your head, at what point does it have the most potential energy? At what point does it have the most kinetic energy?```
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 Subject: Re: Computations with a billion and Potential & Kinetic Energy From: qed100-ga on 01 Apr 2006 12:48 PST
 ```These are homework questions. And to make matters worse, they're not even very hard problems. I mean really- if you can't figure out how to calculate number of seconds in a year, then I assume you don't even know how many seconds are in a minute, the number of minutes in a day, and the number of days in a year. And the part about potential vs kinetic energy? That doesn't even require any math. You just don't pay attention in class.```
 Subject: Re: Computations with a billion and Potential & Kinetic Energy From: demianunique-ga on 01 Apr 2006 16:55 PST
 `So funny I just felll from the chair :)`
 Subject: Re: Computations with a billion and Potential & Kinetic Energy From: qed100-ga on 01 Apr 2006 18:01 PST
 ```Heh, heh. I hope you started your fall with little potential energy, and aquired equally little kinetic energy by the time you collided with the floor. Otherwise you could get hurt. :)```
 Subject: Re: Computations with a billion and Potential & Kinetic Energy From: mathisfun-ga on 04 Apr 2006 07:50 PDT
 ```I was totally going to answer these questions but you didn't specify if a year had 365 or 365.25 days in it. However if you want a good start you could listen to the rent soundtrack.```
 Subject: Re: Computations with a billion and Potential & Kinetic Energy From: qed100-ga on 04 Apr 2006 08:52 PDT
 ```"However if you want a good start you could listen to the rent soundtrack." Ah, yes. A few days ago my kid was watching Rent on home video in another part of the house. I'd never heard any of the score before, and all I could hear was something about "Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes." I wondered what was significant about that amount of time. So I picked up my calculator, starting doing the arithmetic, and then said "Oh, I get it."```
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