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Spring Apart Dynamics Carts
(or Exploding Carts)

PIRA 1N20.20

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

Two cart, initially held together, are triggered to spring apart. The cart with the least mass will have the greatest velocity; the conservation of momentum holds.

Recipe and
Location:

Spring Apart Dynamics Carts
Dynamics Track
Cart Masses

Video:

MPG Video:

None

Real Video:

None

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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