Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
Demonstrations are cataloged according to PIRA Bibliography
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Due to Physics Building renovations, the lead time to set up demo requests has increased due to the need to transport equipment across campus. Please be kind and let me know well ahead of time what you need.
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video - Shoot and Drop
Purpose:To show that downward acceleration is independent of horizontal motion.
Place spring launcher on stand and level the apparatus. Load the spring by raising the lever and compressing the spring 1-notch or 2 notches. Load two ball bearings on both ends - the "shoot" left side and the "drop" right side. The "shoot" left side ball is launched horizontally while the "drop" right side ball falls straight down. Both land on the classroom floor simultaneously.
Phet Simulation - Projectile Motion