In physics we learn about many different topics such as kinematics and
momentum that all interconnect. We then apply these to a wide variety of problems. This class
is very collaborative and we get to work with our peers on anything we have trouble with. Our
earlier units both had Uber problems at the end that are much more complicated problems than
what we normally work with that allow us to apply all the skills we learned in preparation for
the exam.

### UBER ROCKET

The Uber problem from our first unit, kinematics, was a 2-d projectile motion problem involving
a rocket. I chose to do the algebra version which involved finding the total displacement in the
horizontal direction of the rocket after it is launched through the air. It was a complex problem to
solve, but it drastically improved my comfort in solving kinematics questions. This problem was also
my first introduction to using the equation editor in Word which was a useful skill to learn.

### UBER PULLEY

The Uber problem for our second unit, forces, involved a pulley system and 2-d motion. It combined
all the knowledge and skills that we had gained so far in this class. We had to use forces and kinematics
in order to calculate the final coefficient of friction after a luge is launched through the air from a
pulley and then slides on the ground. This problem allowed me to grow more comfortable in working with
complex physics problems and prepared me for our next unit.