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Friday, 13 June 2014 16:28

D1-39: PENNY AND COAT HANGER

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  • ID Code: D1-39
  • Purpose: Demonstrate centripetal force and centrifugal reaction in a dramatic way.
  • Description: Balance the penny (face up) on the flattened coat hanger tip, as shown in the photograph. Start slowly swinging the hanger back and forth like a pendulum, then rotate it in a complete circle. With practice, it is possible to rotate the system several times and stop the motion without dislodging the penny.
  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: D1
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