# Statics of Rigid Bodies

## B4-01 HOOKE'S LAW

Category: B4 Elasticity
Purpose: Demonstrate the linear relationship between force and stretching for a simple spring.

## B2-32 EQUILIBRIUM OF TORQUES - LARGE

Purpose: Demonstrate balanced torques

## B1-04: Center of Mass - Brass Barbell

Purpose: Demonstrate stable equilibrium when supported at center-of-mass

## B1-01 CENTER OF MASS - DISC SECTION

Purpose: Demonstrate finding center of mass for an irregularly-shapped object
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• #### B4-01 HOOKE'S LAW

Demonstrate the linear relationship between force and stretching for a simple spring. Read More
• #### B4-02: HOOKE'S LAW - COMPRESSING A SPRING

Demonstrate Hooke's law for a spring under compression. Read More
• #### B4-03: SPRINGS IN SERIES AND PARALLEL

Show static combinations of springs Read More
• #### B4-04: SPRING AND STRING THING

Illustrate series and parallel springs in a counterintuitive way. Read More
• #### B4-11: ELASTIC LIMIT OF RUBBER BAND

Demonstrate Hooke's law and elastic limit. Read More
• #### B4-12: ELASTIC LIMIT OF SOLDER SPRING

Demonstrate the elastic limit for an inherently inelastic object. Read More

• #### B4-14: ELASTIC LIMIT OF WIRE

Demonstrate the variation in tensile strength with wire diameter. Read More
• #### B4-21: DEFLECTION OF BEAM - OPTICAL LEVER

Demonstrate the small deflection of an aluminum beam due to weighting between supports. Read More
• #### B4-31: FAILURE OF WOOD IN COMPRESSION

Demonstrate the dependence of the compressional strength of wooden dowels on their diameter and length. Read More
• #### B4-32: CAN CRUSHER - WALL STABILITY

Show how a small change in the geometry of the can wall can dramatically affect its ability to support a Read More
• #### B4-33: EGG CRUSHER

Show that an egg can support unexpectedly high forces due to its curved shape. Read More
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