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Friday, 19 July 2013 12:43

E1-11: POTENTIAL WELL -MODEL

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  • 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
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