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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Rotating Person and Bicycle Wheel

PIRA 1Q40.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

When a person on a rotatable platform (initially at rest) tilts a rotating bicycle wheel off axis, the resulting force is counteracted by the rotation of the person on the platform due to the conservation of angular momentum. 

Recipe and
Location:

Rotating Platform
Bicycle Wheel

Video:

Streaming Video:

Rotation from Tilted Wheel

MPG Video:

Rotation from Tilted Wheel

Real Video:

Rotation from Tilted Wheel

Notes:

none at this time

 

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