The Tarzan Swing

a tool for teaching physics
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Visualize a freshman physics class in which students, working in small groups, are intensely calculating and discussing the solution to a difficult problem involving geometry, trigonometry and parabolic trajectories.  Finally one team is ready to check its collective solution to the problem.  When their calculations prove correct, they break out in cheers and high-fives. This actually happens... 
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This project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation  (NSF-ATE GRANT DUE 9454547).  The Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation. 

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