## D5 Rotational Esoterica

In this section you will find entertaining and peculiar examples of some of the oddities of rotational motion. This includes the Coriolis effect, the Foucault pendulum, and some examples from games and sports.

• #### D5-02: FOOTBALL

Example of a gyroscopic effect Read More
• #### D5-04: SPINNING BOOK

Illustrate the effect rotation about the various principal axes on stability Read More
• #### D5-05 CELTS

Illustrates a weird rotational device Read More
• #### D5-06: FIDDLESTICK

Illustrate weird rotational effects and to demonstrate transformation of gravitational potential energy into rotational energy Read More
• #### D5-07: STABLE AND UNSTABLE PRINCIPAL AXES

Show that rotation about the principal axis of smaller moment of inertia is unstable and changes to rotation about the Read More
• #### D5-08: WINEGLASS AND OLIVE

Conundrum involving angular motion Read More
• #### D5-11: CORIOLIS EFFECT - BALL ON ROTATING PLATFORM

Illustrate the Coriolis effect Read More
• #### D5-12: CORIOLIS EFFECT - WATER JET

Model the Coriolis effect Read More
• #### D5-13: FOCAULT PENDULUM - MODEL

Model the Foucault pendulum Read More
• #### D5-21: BALL ROLLING ON ROTATING DISC

Show that a sphere rolling on a rotating disc will move in circles Read More
• #### D5-22: ROTATING PENDULUM

Demonstrate the presence of a "critical parameter" which determines the dynamic behavior of a simple physical system Read More
• #### D5-23: ROTATING BEAD ON LOOP

Demonstrate the presence of a "critical parameter" which determines the dynamic behavior of a simple physical system Read More
• #### D5-24: ROTATING PENDULA - LENGTH VS. HEIGHT

Show that pendula of different length suspended from the same point rotating at the same angular speed rise to the Read More
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