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Inertia Ball

PIRA 1F20.10

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Description:

A mass is hung with a string and another string is dangling from the bottom. If you pull on the bottom string slowly, the top string will break. However, if you pull on the bottom string, the bottom string quickly, the bottom string will break. This is due to the force not overcoming the inertia of the mass.

Recipe and
Location:

Hooked Mass
Heavy Thread
Table Rod
Small Rod
Table Clamp
Right Angle Clamp

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