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 - Air Table Collisions
Purpose:To aid in the study of two dimensional motion, elastic and inelastic collisions, angular momentum, torque, center of mass, etc.
Like the air track, the table is virtually friction free. Pucks can be made to collide either elastically or inelastically. They can also be stuck together in numerous ways to show angular momentum, circular motion, etc. Unlike the air track, the table is basically a qualitative device, although some quantitative measurements can be made if care is taken.