# Rotational Dynamics

## D3-33: Centripetal Acceleration - Rotating Ball and Brick

Purpose: To illustrate centripetal acceleration and the associated forces

## J5-30: OMEGA LEVITRON

Category: J5 Magnetostatics
Purpose: Show an interesting demonstration of magnetism.

## G3-20: WAVE APPARATUS

Purpose: Demonstrate transverse and longitudinal wave motion.

## G1-12: PENDULUM AND ROTATING BALL

Purpose: Demonstrate that simple harmonic motion is the projection of uniform circular motion.

## F4-22: SPINNING WATER BUCKET

Category: F4 Fluid in Motion
Purpose: Illustrate the reaction force on spinning water and the shape of the water surface.

## F4-21: LIQUID IN SPINNING SPHERE

Category: F4 Fluid in Motion
Purpose: Show the behavior of a liquid when subjected to a centripetal force.

## D5-24: ROTATING PENDULA - LENGTH VS. HEIGHT

Purpose: Show that pendula of different length suspended from the same point rotating at the same angular speed rise to the same vertical height.

## D5-23: ROTATING BEAD ON LOOP

Purpose: Demonstrate the presence of a "critical parameter" which determines the dynamic behavior of a simple physical system.

## D5-22: ROTATING PENDULUM

Purpose: Demonstrate the presence of a "critical parameter" which determines the dynamic behavior of a simple physical system.

## D5-21: BALL ROLLING ON ROTATING DISC

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

## D5-12: CORIOLIS EFFECT - WATER JET

Purpose: Model the Coriolis effect.

## D5-11: CORIOLIS EFFECT - BALL ON ROTATING PLATFORM

Purpose: Illustrate the Coriolis effect.

## D5-08: WINEGLASS AND OLIVE

Purpose: Conundrum involving angular motion.

## D5-07: STABLE AND UNSTABLE PRINCIPAL AXES

Purpose: Show that rotation about the principal axis of smaller moment of inertia is unstable and changes to rotation about the principal axis of maximum moment of inertia.

## D4-27: EULER'S DISK

Category: D4 Gyroscopes
Purpose: Demonstrate kinematics and inertia.

## D5-06: FIDDLESTICK

Purpose: Illustrate weird rotational effects and to demonstrate transformation of gravitational potential energy into rotational energy.

## D5-04: SPINNING BOOK

Purpose: Illustrate the effect rotation about the various principal axes on stability.

## D5-02: FOOTBALL

Purpose: Example of a gyroscopic effect.

## D3-41: AIR TABLE - RECTANGULAR PUCK COLLISIONS

Purpose: Qualitatively show conservation of angular momentum in collisions of a circular puck with a rectangular puck.

## D3-32: KEYWHIP

Purpose: Demonstrate angular momentum conservation in a surprising way.
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• #### D2-01 RING AND DISC ON INCLINED PLANE

Demonstrates effect of rotational inertia on acceleration of an object Read More
• #### D2-02: Miscellaneous Rolling Bodies On Inclined Plane

Demonstrates effect of rotational inertia on acceleration of an object Read More
• #### D2-03: CANS ON INCLINED PLANE - WITH AND WITHOUT WATER

Illustrate the effect of moment of inertia on rolling acceleration. Read More
• #### D2-04: MOMENT OF INERTIA RODS

Demonstrate dynamic effects of the center of mass and moment of inertia Read More
• #### D2-05: DUMBBELL - VARIABLE MOMENT OF INERTIA

Demonstrate the effect of moment of inertia. Read More
• #### D2-11: HINGED STICK AND FALLING BALL

Application of the rotational analog of Newton's second law. Read More
• #### D2-12: TOPPLING CHIMNEY

Demonstrate how a toppling chimney breaks up. Read More
• #### D2-13: RACING PENDULA

Illustrate in a counter-intuitive way the effect of moment of inertia on rotational acceleration. Read More
• #### D2-21: CENTER OF PERCUSSION - BAT AND MALLET

Demonstrate the center of percussion using a baseball bat. Read More
• #### D2-31 OBERBECK CROSS

Illustrates rotational analog of Newton's second law of motion Read More
• #### D2-32: AIR TABLE - LINEAR AND ANGULAR ACCEL OF A DISC

Illustrate the accelerating disc problem. Read More
• #### D2-41: MOMENTS OF INERTIA ABOUT THREE PRINCIPAL AXES

Illustrate the three principal axes of a thin aluminum plate. Read More
• #### D2-42: MOMENT OF INERTIA -TORSIONAL CHAIR AND BOARD

Demonstrate moment of inertia using the torsional chair. Read More
• #### D2-43: MOMENT OF INERTIA - TORSIONAL CHAIR AND WEIGHTS

Demonstrate the effect of moment of inertia. Read More
• #### D2-51: BICYCLE WHEEL PENDULUM

Demonstrate the Parallel Axis Theorem. Read More
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