Experiment Mt-02

Ballet Dancer with Dumbbells

Description: A person stands on a freely rotating platform with a heavy dumbbell in each hand.  When given a small amount of angular momentum, the person can vary their angular velocity at will by changing the radius at which they hold the dumbbells.


Holding the dumbbells at a small radius.


Holding the dumbbells at a large radius.



Materials: Freely rotating platform, dumbbells


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