Experiment Mt-07

Impact Parameter

Description: The instructor sits on a stool which in turn is placed on a rotating platform. A student throws a bag of lead shot to the instructor, directed off the axis of the rotating system. When the instructor catches the bag, he will start to rotate. The instrctor may also throw the shot bag with a sidearm throw to change his angular momentum.


Left: Bag of lead shot; right: rotating stool


Catching the ball of lead shor causes the stool to rotate.



Materials: lead shot bag, stool on rotating platform, volunteer


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