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MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel G...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:28 | 166756 views

A bicycle wheel is suspended from one of end of its axie by a rope, and spun up by hand. The wheel's axle is then placed horizontally and the free end of the axle processes about the supported end. The gyroscope seems to defy gravity ...

The Coriolis Effect

The Coriolis Effect

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 5 years ago | 00:03:00 | 78611 views

Two demonstrators sit at either end of a rotating platform and toss a ball back and forth. When viewed from the rest frame (when the camera is mounted to the ground), the ball follow a straight line but doesn't reach its target because ...

Monkey and a Gun

Monkey and a Gun

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:16 | 59395 views

A stuffed monkey is suspended from a rod at one end of a lecture hall by an electromagnet. A golf ball gun aimed directly at the monkey cuts power to the electromagnet when fired. Thus, the monkey begins falling at the same instant th...

Relative Motion Gun

Relative Motion Gun

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:07 | 51515 views

A cart moving at constant velocity shoots a ball straight upwards. Since the ball has the same translational velocity as the cart, it is caught when it comes back down.

MIT Physics Demo -- Low Friction Atwood Machine

MIT Physics Demo -- Low Friction At...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:46 | 46851 views

A string carrying two weights is hung over a low friction bearing mounted pulley. The weights have slightly different masses, causing a uniform acceleration. When the time it takes the weights to move 1 meter is timed, we can calculat...

Speed of a Bullet

Speed of a Bullet

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:22 | 44038 views

A pair of spinning wheels 1.5 meters apart is placed in the path of a bullet. A bullet is fired with the wheels stationary for reference position, and fired again with the wheels spinning at a known speed. The second wheel will rotate mo...

RLE Investigator Profile Video Series: Joel Voldman

RLE Investigator Profile Video Seri...

RLE

Added 6 years ago | 00:00:00 | 42648 views

Professor Joel Voldman of MIT discusses research and education in his group, and the intellectual challenges facing engineers at the frontiers of applying microtechnology to cell biology.

Orbital Motion

Orbital Motion

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 5 years ago | 00:03:00 | 42302 views

An air puck is attached to a string that passes through the center of an air table. A weight is attached to the end of the string. The ball is set into rotation in a horizontal circle. When the weight is released, creating a constant for...

Strobe of a Falling Ball

Strobe of a Falling Ball

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:41 | 38459 views

A ball is dropped in front of a meter stick and lit by a strobe light. A long exposure photograph captures the position of the ball at each evenly spaced flash of light. The acceleration of the ball can then be measured from the photo. ...

Fire Extinguisher on a Tricycle

Fire Extinguisher on a Tricycle

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 6 years ago | 00:00:53 | 37062 views

A CO2 fire extinguisher is mounted on the back of a tricycle. When the CO2 is released, the tricycle is propelled forward. Watch Professor Lewin perform this demonstration on the Martha Stewart Show: http://www.marthastewart.com/show/the...

MIT Physics Demo -- No-Win Tug of War

MIT Physics Demo -- No-Win Tug of War

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:34 | 36879 views

Two people on carts pull on a long rope, demonstrating that the center of mass does not move.

Moving Sand Cart Over a Rotating Surface

Moving Sand Cart Over a Rotating Su...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:13 | 33544 views

A sand-carrying cart on a track leaves a trail of sand when it travels over a rotating table. This demonstrates the Coriolis Effect. For more, watch The Coriolis Effect.

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