Description:A wooden hammerhead is loosely joined to a rigid plastic handle. It can move, with a great deal of frictional resistance.
When the hammer is held upright and the handle struck sharply on the table, the head can be seen to move downwards along the handle, resisting the abrupt deceleration of striking the table. If the hammer is held in midair and shaken abruptly, the head can, with practice, be made to slide in either direction.
Donated to the Facility by Tom Senior of the Physics Instructional Resource Association.
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