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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Ball in a Trough

PIRA 1M40.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A ball is released at the higher, less steep end of the track. Since energy is conserved, the ball will roll up the lower, more steep end and not roll off. The energy needed to get to the top of each incline is the same.

Recipe and
Location:

Trough
Ball

Video:

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None

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Real Video:

None

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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