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Ring and Disk Race

PIRA 1Q10.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A ring and a disk of equal mass and radius are released simultaneously at the top of an inclined plane. Due to the differences in the moments of inertia between a ring and a disk, the disk will win the race.

Recipe and
Location:

Ring and Disk
Plane
Bricks

Section B
Misc. Area Outside 101
Under Large Wooden Moveable Table

Video:

Streaming Video:

Ring and Disk Race

MPG Video:

Ring and Disk Race

 

Real Video:

None

Notes:

none at this time

 

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