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Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Rm. 201, (434) 924-0538 - Lab: Rm. 202, (434) 924-6800


Physics Demo Manual

Demonstrations are cataloged according to PIRA Bibliography

PLEASE REQUEST DEMOS WELL IN ADVANCE

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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 Measurement
 Motion In One Dimension
 Motion In Two Dimensions
 Newton's First Law
 Newton's Second Law
 Newton's Third Law
 Statics Of Rigid Bodies
 Applications Of Newton's Laws
 Gravity
 Work and Energy
 Momentum
 Rotational Motion
 Rotational Inertia Rods
  video  - Rolling Objects and Moments of Inertia
  video  - Moment of Inertia Wheel
  video  - The Falling Rigid Body
  video  - Vector Nature of Angular Momentum
 Hero's engine
  video  - Precession of Bicycle Wheel Under Gravity Force
 Suitcase Gyro
 Air Gyro
 Gyrocompass
 Gyroscopes
 Euler's Disk
 Tippe Top
 Properties of Matter

Tippe Top

Purpose:

The tippe top flips when spun and spins in the opposite of the expected direction when inverted.