# 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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• #### C6-01 INCLINED PLANE - FRICTION BOX AND WEIGHTS

Shows that the coefficient of friction does not depend upon the mass of the object although the frictional force does. Read More
• #### C6-02: INCLINED PLANE - FRICTION BLOCK

Demonstrates that the coefficient of static friction is greater than the coefficient of sliding friction, and determines the coefficient of Read More
• #### C6-03: INCLINED PLANE - FRICTION WITH THREE BLOCKS

Illustrate different coefficients of friction. Read More
• #### C6-04: FRICTION DIRECTION ON INCLINED PLANE

Determine the direction of the frictional force in a possibly ambiguous situation. Read More
• #### C6-05: AIR TRACK - INCLINED PLANE FRICTION

Show that the force of friction depends upon the conditions of the surfaces in contact. Read More
• #### C6-11: SLIDING FRICTION - LECTURE TABLE AND FELT

Show the effect on frictional force of velocity, normal force, and contact area. Read More
• #### C6-12: SKIDDING AUTOMOBILE

Demonstrate the effect of locked wheels on vehicle stability. Read More
• #### C6-13: FRICTION BETWEEN GLASS SURFACES

Demonstrate the increase of friction between two glass surfaces when lubricating surface films are removed. Read More
• #### C6-14: SOCIAL CLIMBER

Illustrate frictional forces in a weird way. Read More
• #### C6-15: SOCIAL DESCENDER - FRICTION TOY

Illustrate frictional forces in a weird way. Read More
• #### C6-16: SLIDING AND STATIC FRICTION

Show that the friction force depends linearly on the normal component of the applied force. Read More
• #### C6-17: FRICTION VS. PULLING ANGLE

Demonstrate how pulling angle affects the frictional force Read More
• #### C6-21: SUSPENDED ROD ON WATER

An elementary problem involving horizontal friction. Read More
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