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Monday, 16 June 2014 11:50

D2-03: CANS ON INCLINED PLANE - WITH AND WITHOUT WATER

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  • ID Code: D2-03
  • Purpose: Illustrate the effect of moment of inertia on rolling acceleration.
  • Description: Roll two identical cans from rest down an incline, where one is empty and the other is nearly filled with water. Q: Which gets to the bottom first, or is it a tie? A: The water-filled can reaches the bottom first. Due to its small viscosity, the rotation of the water is limited, and that can acts much like a body sliding without friction down the incline. Using the broom, give the two cans a push up the incline. Which can will roll higher up the incline?
  • Availability: Available
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