It’s Why You Don’t Tip Over And Break Your Neck

The Big Idea

My video conveys through song the two main concepts that help to keep a bicycle upright.

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I do a lot of biking. To the store, to class, to work, basically everywhere. Being able to ride a bike is something a lot of people take for granted, but what actually keeps you upright? The two main forces are angular momentum and inertia. Angular momentum is the tendency of a spinning object to keep spinning with the same orientation. It’s the same force found in a gyroscope, and it helps the wheels of your bike resist changes in the bike’s upright position. Inertia is the tendency of an object in motion to resist changes in direction or speed. That’s what keeps the bike upright while you’re turning and pedaling! Riding a bike would be impossible without either of these, and that’s what I talk about in my video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WykwHATjFRY)

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2 respuestas

  1. Richard says:

    Wow, great video! Showed this to my daughters and they loved it too! Never thought a song about inertia could be so catchy :)

  2. Melody Lynn says:

    My husband and I listened to your video this morning. I couldn’t get it out of my head all day at work!

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