Mechanics Demonstrations

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1D15.20 – High road low road

Although the total potential energy converted to kinetic energy is the same for each ball, the ball on the “low road” has a higher velocity for longer, and will thus…
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1D60.15 – Ballistic Cart

This demonstration illustrates projectile motion from a moving cart. Three kinds of projectile motion can be shown. The cart will be able to catch the ball when moving at a…
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1M40.20 – Loop the loop

This demonstration illustrates energy conservation in an object undergoing rotation, as well as centripetal force. The forces and energy types involved are (translational and rotational) kinetic energy, (gravitational) potential energy…
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1R10.10 – Hooke’s Law

This demonstration shows Hooke’s law, in this case for the extension of a spring. Knowing that the force applied to the spring is directly proportional to the extension caused by…