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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Cantilevered Books or Metersticks

PIRA 1J11.21

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

One can use multiple like physics texts, or as pictured, volumes of AJP or another sequence of physics journals of nearly the same mass and dimension. If the stack is started at the edge of the table, you can get the cm of the top book completely off the table, yet it is still stable and supported.

Recipe and
Location:

Stack of Journals

Library on 3rd Floor

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

None

Real Video:

None

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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