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Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics

Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics

This 22-minute video goes behind the scenes at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to give viewers an up-close look at the physics of car crashes. Using a series of vehicle maneuvers on test tracks plus high-resolution film of vehicle crash tests, the video explores the relationship between crash forces and inertia, momentum/impulse, and more. The narrator, Griff Jones, is a high school physics teacher who makes the topics come to life in...

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