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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Scale on an Elevator

PIRA 1G20.63

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A scale on an elevator will show a steady weight while the car is stopped or moving with constant velocity. It is only while the car is accelerating or decelerating that there is a perceived change of weight.

Recipe and
Location:

Bathroom Scales

Video:

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None

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Real Video:

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Notes:

None at this time

 

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