3A40.10 - Circular Motion vs. Mass on a Spring

Circular motion vs. mass on spring

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PIRA Classification: 3A40.10

Description: A mass on a spring and a rotating disc with a ball on its edge are projected onto the side wall of the lecture hall with a bright light source. The disc is set into motion and the hanging mass is released at the moment the ball is at its lowest point.

Special Instructions: Pull down the mass and release when the ball is at its lowest point.

Condition: Ok. The motor control can be touchy.

Setup time: 5 minutes

Safety Issues: None