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Additional Info

  • ID Code: E1-11
  • Purpose: Demonstrates motion of planets or satellites in an inverse square gravitational field
  • Description: The surface of this "potential well" is shaped so as to produce an inverse square gravitational force. Giving a small ball a tangential velocity near the outer radius of the well, one can create elliptical orbits which demonstrate conservation of angular momentum as the ball rolls around the well.
  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: FS1
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