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Can You Answer These Super Basic Physics Questions?

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    Kinetic energy
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    Thermal energy
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    Potential energy
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    Chemical energy
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    JokingJaJaJa / Via youtube.com
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    Special relativity
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    General relativity
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    veproject1 / Via youtube.com
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    First law of thermodynamics
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    Second law of thermodynamics
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    Third law of thermodynamics
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    First and second laws of thermodynamics
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    Barcroft TV / Via youtube.com
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    2.998×10^7 meters per second
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    2.998×10^8 meters per second
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    2.998×10^9 meters per second
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    2.998×10^10 meters per second
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    A scalar
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    A vector
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    Science North / Via youtube.com
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    True
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    False
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    Wrong!

    They are CLOSE to circular, but are actually elliptical.

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    20th Century Fox
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    Watt
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    Meter
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    Joule
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    Newton
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    Beer–Lambert law
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    Snell's law
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    Kopp's law
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    Stokes' law
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    Increases
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    Decreases
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    Universal Pictures
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    The air in front of the craft is compressed so much that it heats up to a dangerously high temperature
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    Friction caused by the air molecules against the spacecraft
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    Wrong!

    Friction plays a role at lower altitudes!

    The main issue is the compressed air caused by the shock wave in front of the craft.

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