experiment demonstrates conservation of angular momentum about a vertical
axis. A bicycle wheel is mounted on good bearings so that it spins about
its axis. A person sits or stands on a freely rotating platform while holding
the rapidly spinning bicycle wheel. By turning the wheel over, the person
receives angular velocity in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel.
with bicycle wheel.
opposite direction with bicycle wheel.
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