# Applications of Newton's Laws

## D5-21: BALL ROLLING ON ROTATING DISC

Purpose: Show that a sphere rolling on a rotating disc will move in circles.

## D4-21: SHIP STABILIZER

Category: D4 Gyroscopes
Purpose: Demonstrate how a gyroscope can stabilize the rocking of a ship.

## D2-21: CENTER OF PERCUSSION - BAT AND MALLET

Purpose: Demonstrate the center of percussion using a baseball bat.

## D1-84: SPINNING CYLINDRICAL SHELL

Purpose: A counterintuitive demonstration of rotational dynamics.

## D1-82: ROLLING FRICTION

Purpose: Show the direction of the frictional force when a rolling object is accelerated.

## C6-21: SUSPENDED ROD ON WATER

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: An elementary problem involving horizontal friction.

## C6-17: FRICTION VS. PULLING ANGLE

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Demonstrate how pulling angle affects the frictional force

## C6-16: SLIDING AND STATIC FRICTION

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Show that the friction force depends linearly on the normal component of the applied force.

## C6-15: SOCIAL DESCENDER - FRICTION TOY

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Illustrate frictional forces in a weird way.

## C6-14: SOCIAL CLIMBER

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Illustrate frictional forces in a weird way.

## C6-13: FRICTION BETWEEN GLASS SURFACES

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Demonstrate the increase of friction between two glass surfaces when lubricating surface films are removed.

## C6-12: SKIDDING AUTOMOBILE

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Demonstrate the effect of locked wheels on vehicle stability.

## C6-11: SLIDING FRICTION - LECTURE TABLE AND FELT

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Show the effect on frictional force of velocity, normal force, and contact area.

## C6-05: AIR TRACK - INCLINED PLANE FRICTION

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Show that the force of friction depends upon the conditions of the surfaces in contact.

## C6-04: FRICTION DIRECTION ON INCLINED PLANE

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Determine the direction of the frictional force in a possibly ambiguous situation.

## C6-03: INCLINED PLANE - FRICTION WITH THREE BLOCKS

Category: C6 Friction
Purpose: Illustrate different coefficients of friction.

## C4-61: ACCELERATION ON A SCALE

Purpose: Illustrate forces in an accelerating system.

## C4-41: TERMINAL VELOCITY - BOTTLE IN TUBE

Purpose: An easily observable terminal velocity experiment.

## C4-03: ACCELERATION BY ITERATED BLOWS

Purpose: Illustrate the numerical technique by which a computer carries out integration of the equation a = F/m.

## C1-04: CENTER OF MASS - BEAR ON TIGHT ROPE

Purpose: Show stability in system where the center of mass is outside of the object.
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• #### C4-01: AIR TRACK - NEWTON'S SECOND LAW

Demonstrate F = ma Read More
• #### C4-02 AIR TRACK - A eq F/M

Illustrate the experimental basis for Newton's second law of motion Read More
• #### C4-03: ACCELERATION BY ITERATED BLOWS

Illustrate the numerical technique by which a computer carries out integration of the equation a = F/m Read More
• #### C4-11: ACCELEROMETER - BALL IN WATER

Demonstrate the direction of acceleration for both linear and circular cases Read More
• #### C4-12: ACCELEROMETER ON INCLINED PLANE

Illustrate the behavior of a liquid accelerometer accelerating down an inclined plane Read More
• #### C4-13: ACCELEROMETER ON ROTATOR

Show that the surface of a rotating liquid assumes a parabolic shape Read More
• #### C4-14: AIR TRACK - ACCELEROMETER

Demonstrate the behavior of a liquid accelerometer Read More
• #### C4-15: HELIUM BALLOON IN ACCELERATED BOX

Illustrate the affect of density on acceleration in a counterintuitive way Read More
• #### C4-21 ATWOOD MACHINE

Illustrate the second law of motion. Experimentally determine the acceleration due to gravity Read More
• #### C4-22: HORIZONTAL ATWOOD MACHINE

Demonstrate the Horizontal Atwood Machine quantitatively Read More
• #### C4-23: ATWOOD MACHINE WITH HEAVY PULLEY

Illustrate the effect of a heavy pulley on the Atwood Machine Read More
• #### C4-31: AIR TRACK - THE ACCELERATION OF GRAVITY

Experimentally determine the acceleration of gravity Read More
• #### C4-32: FREE FALL IN VACUUM - DISK AND FEATHER

Demonstrate that bodies of extremely different densities fall with equal acceleration in the absence of air friction Read More
• #### C4-34: GALILEO'S EXPERIMENT - MASSES IN FREE FALL

Show that the acceleration of bodies in free fall is independent of mass Read More
• #### C4-41: TERMINAL VELOCITY - BOTTLE IN TUBE

An easily observable terminal velocity experiment Read More

• #### C4-43: TERMINAL VELOCITY - STACKED COFFEE FILTERS

Illustrate terminal velocity quantitatively Read More
• #### C4-51: WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MASS IN BEAKER

Demonstrate weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-52 WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MASS IN CUP ON POLE

Illustrate apparent weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-53 WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MASS ON SPRING

Illustrate apparent weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-54: WEIGHTLESSNESS IN FREE FALL - MAGNET AND KEEPER

Illustrate weightlessness in free fall Read More
• #### C4-61: ACCELERATION ON A SCALE

Illustrate forces in an accelerating system Read More