Pythagorean Theorem in Physics


Hi, my name is Stefan. Today, I'm going to be speaking on the Pythagorean Theorem in physics. Now here's what the Pythagorean Theorem is if you have a right triangle. It says that C squared = A squared + B squared. Now this helps us, let's say a car is traveling and it's going up some hill. If we know that the force pushing horizontally is 3 and the force pushing vertically is 4, we can find the slanted force that the car is being pushed with. So we can say that the force = the square root of 3 squared + 4 squared. So that = the square root of 9 + 16 which = 5 and there's a great way of how the Pythagorean Theorem is used in physics.

Stefan Robert is an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.