MacGyver Science: Jack + Kinematics + Safe Cracker + MgKNO3 + GTO

Season 5 Episode 5

Skee Ball Physics

This not really a MacGyver hack, but it’s still physics. Mac and Riley are playing skee ball. His explanation for why he’s going to do better at the game goes like this:

Well, that’s because last time we were here, my kinematic equation scalar and vector variables — but when I compensate for rotational motion…

The basic idea is that a skee ball is a lot like a projectile motion problem. Once it leaves the…