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1D50.10 - Ball on a String

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​1D50.10 - Ball on a String

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Title1D50.10 - Ball on a String
Objective

Demonstrate centripetal force.

StatusAvailable
Assembly Instructions

Twirl the ball in a vertical circle so the students can see the circular path of the ball. Then twirl the ball in a horizontal circle overhead. When the string is released, the ball no longer feels any centripetal force and will move in a straight line. Try not to release it when it would fly towards the students.

Setup Time2
Operation Time5
Preview Time5
Operation Instructions

Twirl the ball in a vertical circle so the students can see the circular path of the ball. Then twirl the ball in a horizontal circle overhead. When the string is released, the ball no longer feels any centripetal force and will move in a straight line. Try not to release it when it would fly towards the students.

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Demo on DimeNo
PIRA 200Yes
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HazardsNone
Analysis/Information
Category1 Mechanics
Subcategory1D - Motion in Two Dimensions
Keywordscircular motion, path of a circle
Construction Information
 
  
  
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