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exploding wire demo

exploding wire demo

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Added 7 years ago | 00:00:12 | 14650 views

mit physics department lecture demonstration exploding wire a large capacitor ~.1mF is charged to 3kV and then discharged through a short, small diameter wirewire is vaporized

"making of" physics demo movies 1

"making of" physics demo movies 1

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Added 7 years ago | 00:01:38 | 12443 views

electrostatics live version of TEAL visualizations digcam clips from the videoshoot

Bernoulli's Principle (Ping-Pong Ball)

Bernoulli's Principle (Ping-Pong Ball)

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Added 7 years ago | 00:01:30 | 35438 views

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...

Ice Skaters' Twirl

Ice Skaters' Twirl

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Added 7 years ago | 00:00:19 | 17969 views

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.

Bicycle Wheel & Rotating Stool

Bicycle Wheel & Rotating Stool

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Added 7 years ago | 00:00:00 | 22786 views

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...

MIT Physics Demo -- Dipole Antenna

MIT Physics Demo -- Dipole Antenna

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:00:57 | 41117 views

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...

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Polarization

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Polar...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:01:14 | 35575 views

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...

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Interference

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Inter...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:02:11 | 28008 views

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 ...

MIT Physics Demo -- Driven Mechanical Oscillator

MIT Physics Demo -- Driven Mechanic...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:01:07 | 37256 views

A mass on a spring is driven by a large geared motor apparatus, and exhibits resonance at the appropriate frequency. Below resonance, the driving motion is in phase with the motion of the mass. At resonance the mass is 90 degrees out of...

MIT Physics Demo -- Resonant RLC Circuit

MIT Physics Demo -- Resonant RLC Ci...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:00:47 | 50905 views

A variable capacitor (C), large inductor or solenoid (L), and 200W light bulb (R) are connected in series to 120 VAC. The inductance of the inductor can be varied by inserting an iron core, and the capacitance can be varied by a row of ...

MIT Physics Demo -- Pendulum and Magnet

MIT Physics Demo -- Pendulum and Ma...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:01:11 | 41950 views

A solid copper pendulum is mounted between the poles of an electromagnet (solenoid). The pendulum is set into motion, and then the magnets are turned on. The magnets induce eddy currents in the copper which oppose the motion of the pe...

MIT Physics Demo -- Inductor Radio

MIT Physics Demo -- Inductor Radio

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:01:01 | 32287 views

One wire coil is connected to a radio, and another is connected to a speaker. The two coils are not connected to each other. The radio signal is transmitted through the induced magnetic field caused by the current in the wires. The s...