# Statics of Rigid Bodies

## B3-02: LEVERS - THREE CLASSES

Category: B3 Simple Machines
Purpose: Demonstrate the three classes of levers

## B3-01: LEVER AND LOADED WAGON

Category: B3 Simple Machines
Purpose: Demonstrate the mechanical advantage of a lever

## B2-43: CRANE BOOM

Purpose: Demonstrate a crane boom

## B2-42: ARM MODEL

Purpose: Model the forces occurring in the arm

## B2-41: ROBERVAL BALANCE

Purpose: Demonstrate a paradox in equilibrium of forces and torques

## B2-36: EQUILIBRIUM OF TORQUES ON METERSTICK - ROTATORS

Purpose: Demonstrate equilibrium of torques

## B2-35: EQUILIBRIUM OF TORQUES ON METERSTICK

Purpose: Demonstrate equilibrium of torques

## B2-34: EQUILIBRIUM OF TORQUES - ANGLE BRACKET

Purpose: Verify the equation for torques when the center of mass is outside the object

## B2-33: EQUILIBRIUM OF TORQUES - SMALL

Purpose: Demonstrate equilibrium of torques

## B2-31: EQUILIBRIUM OF TORQUES - WHEELS AND AXLES

Purpose: Demonstrate equilibrium of torques

## B2-23: TORQUE CONDITION FOR EQUILIBRIUM

Purpose: Demonstrate that equilibrium of forces is an insufficient condition for static equilibrium

## B2-22: TORQUE - PHYSICAL DEFINITION

Purpose: Introduce the concept of torque

## B2-21: CONCEPT OF TORQUE - TORSIONAL CHAIR

Purpose: Introduce the concept of torque

## B2-16: VECTOR ADDITION WITH ROPE AND STUDENTS

Purpose: Demonstrate vector addition of forces

## B2-14: SUM OF FORCES - LARGE ROPE VERSION

Purpose: Develop a feel for equilibrium of forces on a large scale

## B2-12: EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES - BOARD BACKGROUND

Purpose: Demonstrate equilibrium of forces

## B2-11: EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES - OHAUS PROJECTION

Purpose: Demonstrate equilibrium of forces

## B2-04: VERTICAL FORCES - FOUR SPRING SCALES

Purpose: Show addition of forces along a line

## B2-03: EQUILIBRIUM OF FORCES - INCLINED PLANE

Purpose: Demonstrate equilibrium of forces

## B2-02: SUM OF FORCES - SPRING SCALES

Purpose: Show that the sum of forces exerted on the mass by the scales is constant
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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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