Experiment Mp-03

Disc Rolling Uphill

Description: A loaded disc is placed on an inclined plane so that it might roll down the plane.  If the loaded region is properly oriented so that its minimum of potential energy lies up the plane, the disc will surprisingly roll up the plane.  The loaded part of the disc can be concealed so that it appears to be uniform.


The loaded disc at rest on an inclined plane.


Disc rolling up the inclined plane.



Materials: Loaded disc, inclined plane


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