# Rotational Dynamics

## D2-51: BICYCLE WHEEL PENDULUM

Purpose: Demonstrate the Parallel Axis Theorem.

## D2-43: MOMENT OF INERTIA - TORSIONAL CHAIR AND WEIGHTS

Purpose: Demonstrate the effect of moment of inertia.

## D2-42: MOMENT OF INERTIA -TORSIONAL CHAIR AND BOARD

Purpose: Demonstrate moment of inertia using the torsional chair.

## D2-41: MOMENTS OF INERTIA ABOUT THREE PRINCIPAL AXES

Purpose: Illustrate the three principal axes of a thin aluminum plate.

## D2-32: AIR TABLE - LINEAR AND ANGULAR ACCEL OF A DISC

Purpose: Illustrate the accelerating disc problem.

## D2-21: CENTER OF PERCUSSION - BAT AND MALLET

Purpose: Demonstrate the center of percussion using a baseball bat.

## D2-13: RACING PENDULA

Purpose: Illustrate in a counter-intuitive way the effect of moment of inertia on rotational acceleration.

## D2-12: TOPPLING CHIMNEY

Purpose: Demonstrate how a toppling chimney breaks up.

## D2-11: HINGED STICK AND FALLING BALL

Purpose: Application of the rotational analog of Newton's second law.

## D2-05: DUMBBELL - VARIABLE MOMENT OF INERTIA

Purpose: Demonstrate the effect of moment of inertia.

## D2-04: MOMENT OF INERTIA RODS

Purpose: Demonstrate dynamic effects of the center of mass and moment of inertia

## D2-03: CANS ON INCLINED PLANE - WITH AND WITHOUT WATER

Purpose: Illustrate the effect of moment of inertia on rolling acceleration.

## D1-84: SPINNING CYLINDRICAL SHELL

Purpose: A counterintuitive demonstration of rotational dynamics.

## D1-83: SPOOL

Purpose: Illustrate a counterintuitive problem in rotational dynamics.

## D1-82: ROLLING FRICTION

Purpose: Show the direction of the frictional force when a rolling object is accelerated.

## D1-81: TRICYCLE

Purpose: Illustrate a tricky problem in rotational dynamics.

## D1-65: YO-YO

Purpose: Illustrate transformation between various forms of energy and to perform yo-yo tricks.

## D1-64: MAXWELL PENDULUM - SMALL

Purpose: Demonstrate transformations between gravitational potential energy and rotational kinetic energy.

## D1-63: MAXWELL PENDULUM - LARGE

Purpose: Demonstrate transformations between gravitational potential energy and rotational kinetic energy.

## D1-62: CONSERVATION OF ENERGY IN ROLLING BODY

Purpose: Demonstrate conversion of gravitational potential energy into translational and rotational kinetic energy.
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