Every Husker home game, Dr. Tim Gay attempts something as crazy as running against the NU defense: bringing physics to everyday life. In one-minute segments shown on the screens around the stadium, he talks about basic physics concepts that play an important role in the game of football.
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A special thank you to the people at HuskerVision: Tonya McMillion and Kay Dowd who produced these segments, and Jeff Schmahl who had the original idea and who is responsible for two-thirds of the bad jokes.
Lesson: Inertia Size:2.6 MB
Special Guests: Dave Volk, Jammal Lord, and a physics class
Lesson: Vectors Size:2.7 MB
Special Guest: Eric Crouch
Lesson: Newton's Third Law Size:2.7 MB
Special Guests: Toniu Fonoti and Cory Ross
Lesson: Impulse Size:2.8 MB
Featuring the melon/helmet experiment
Lesson: Atoms and Photons Size:2.3 MB
Special Guests: DeAntae Grixby, Kellie Bowman, and Bert
Lesson: Quickness, Speed, Power and Strength Size:Multiple
Special Location: Husker Power weight training center
Lesson: Quickness and Ankle Injuries Size:Multiple
Special Guest: Eric Crouch
1999 Season   2000 Season   Newton's Laws

1) Momentum 1) Kinematics 1) Ruud Awakening (Small)
   Newton's 2nd Law I
2) Punting 2) Advanced Momentum 2) Block & Tackle (Newton's 3rd Law I)
3) Symmetry 3) Speed of Sound 3) Hammer Time (Newton's 1st Law)
4) Distribution of Force 4) Newton's 2nd Law 4) Force of Nature (Small)
   Newton's 2nd Law II
5) Energy Consumption 5) Turf Physics 5) Opposite but Equal (Newton's 3rd Law II)
6) Tackling 6) Air Resistance 6) Momentum of Truth   (Small)
   Momentum I
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