# Calculating the Best Angle

This past weekend, the c/o 2013 spent 3 days at KMC enjoying the cold, heat, fresh air, and blistering sun, but most of all each other. We bonded and made new bonds like carbon atoms sharing bond sites with mulitple atoms. The weather at night was blistering cold and the weather during the afternoon was blistering hot. Though discouraging the students had F=μN.

James and Alanna play pool. Aaron watches.

We had our fun in the game room each night. One of the more gentelmen of games offered was pool. Here we have Alanna calculating which angle to shoot the 8 ball to win the game. James is helping speed up the process. In the end she chooses the right pocket. In physics direction matters, in life that is the same case. In a game of pool momentum is conserved, after the cue ball hits another ball most of its momentum is transfered to the latter and the cue stops in motion. Alanna must first find the right angle to hit the 8 ball with the cue to pocket the ball. Before she hits she must give the cue ball the right velocity, otherwise the cue may fall into the same or another pocket. And since this is the 8 ball she must call a pocket that she aims for before she even hits the ball. The game of pool is very complex.
Alanna won in the end as she understood pool, angles, and force. Congrats!