Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
Demonstrations are cataloged according to PIRA Bibliography
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Purpose:To demonstrate beam stiffness as function of the beam material and geometry.
Procedure:Set up a beam in question on the support and adjust the dial underneath it so the tip of the dial touches the beam. Re-calibrate the zero on the dial. Place a weight (1 or 2 kilo) on the beam and observe the amount of give the beam provides. Different materials with similar cross section are available. Different geometries for the same materials are available as well.