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Surfboard Geometry and Design

Image Source: http://wikimedia.org Surfboard Design has a number of different geometries associated with the overall size and shape of the surfboard and its underside fins. For a high performance board capable of doing very tight turns, and spectacular skateboard like … Continue reading

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Mathematics of Ocean Waves and Surfing

Copyright Image Purchased by Passy’s World from Dreamstime.com In this lesson we look at some of the Mathematics associated with Surfing. We cover the Mathematics of Ocean Waves, as well as the physics associated with catching and riding a surfable … Continue reading

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Wave Power Mathematics

Image Source: http://resources2.news.com.au According to The World Energy Council, our planet currently uses approximately 15 trillion kWh of Electricity per year, representing just 0.02% of the energy contained throughout the world’s oceans. Much of this electricity is generated by coal … Continue reading

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Gradient Slope Intercept Form

Image Source: Google Images Babies usually follow a straight line of increasing body length as they start growing. This baby was born 20 inches long (y-intercept), and has been growing at a rate of a 1/4 inch per week. There … Continue reading

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Coordinates Bingo Game

Graphics Sourced from Google Images This fun game teaches students to get very good at plotting (x,y) points, as well as reading points on the Cartesian Plane, and it is lots of fun. The game was developed here at Passy’s … Continue reading

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