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A magnet with a very strong magnetic field is held in place on an aluminum disk. The disk is attached to a motor powered by variable AC current. When the disk rotates, the magnet will levitate above it due to eddy currents generated in ...
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A light bulb is placed in series with two copper plates immersed in de-ionized water. Touching the plates closes the circuit, lighting the bulb.When kosher salt is dropped into the de-ionized water, the salt dissolves, causing ions to b...
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A small glass tube, held by copper wire, is placed in series with a light bulb. The glass acts as an insulator at room temperature, meaning the current cannot flow between the copper wires. This leaves an open circuit and the light bulb...
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MIT Physics demonstration bernoulli's principle: A ping pong ball can be balanced on an air stream from a blowerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernoulli%27s_Principlehttp://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/VideoLectures/de...
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MIT Physics lecture demonstration:DYNAMICS - Moment of InertiaA person holding dumbbells in his/her arms spins in a rotating stool. When he/she pulls the dumbbells inward, the moment of inertia changes and he/she spins faster.
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MIT Physics lecture demonstration:DYNAMICS - Conservation of Angular MomentumThe demonstrator sits on a rotating stool and holds a spinning bicycle wheel equipped with handles on each end of its axle. The wheel is held in a vertical pla...
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An RF transmitter is connected to a long antenna, emitting radio waves. A dipole antenna with a light bulb between its elements acts as the receiver. When the receiving antenna is parallel to the transmitter, the radio waves are absor...
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A polarized microwave emitter and a polarized microwave receiver face each other on a table. At first, the emitter and receiver are polarized in the same direction (up-down), and all the emitted signal gets received. When a metal comb i...
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A double-horn microwave emitter faces a microwave receiver. The receiver is also connected to a speaker, which displays the received signal as audio, and an oscilloscope, which displays the signal visually. When the receiver is moved ...
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