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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• 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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