# The Demonstrations Manual

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### Moment of Inertia Wheel

#### Purpose:

To demonstrate the effects of different distribution of mass about a fixed axis.

#### Procedure:

The wheel is equipped with sliding weights that can be moved along the slots by loosening them with a counter-clockwise twist. Place the free weights on a holder and attach this to the string wound around the axis. Allow the weights to turn the wheel and time their descent with the masses on the wheel in both the close and far away positions.

#### Hints:

• Make sure string is securely attached thru hold on axis of wheel.
• The moment of Inertia of the wheel alone is .17 kg m^2.
• The masses are 1 kg each.
• At the inner position, the masses are 7.0 cm from the center.
• At the outer position, the masses are 29.5 cm from the center.