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  • ID Code: D5-23
  • Purpose: Demonstrate the presence of a "critical parameter" which determines the dynamic behavior of a simple physical system.
  • Description: Attach the mounting frame to the variable speed rotator and adjust the rotation rate to less than approximately 1.6 revolutions per second. The bead remains in equilibrium at the bottom of the loop. For rotational rates greater than 1.6 revolutions per second, the bead will be in stable equilibrium at a non-zero angle dependent on the rotation rate. Frictional effects are considerable; nevertheless the presence of a critical angular velocity can be seen.
  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: D5, D1
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