Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

Orbital Motion

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 force inwards, the radius of the path is shortened and the puck speeds up. A similar effect is seen when the string wraps around a center rod like a tether ball. This creates an increasing force, which causes the puck to inspiral more quickly.

Comments (1)

The most delicate vedio.Nice to see.

Posted over 8 years by adeel02

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

Created
June 11, 2009 14:02
Category
Tags
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
47746 times

More from MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Physics Demo -- Lenz's Law

Physics Demo -- Lenz's Law

Added over 9 years ago | 00:00:28 | 55165 views

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel G...

Added 9 years ago | 00:01:28 | 181859 views

Two Dimensional Collisions

Two Dimensional Collisions

Added over 8 years ago | 00:01:19 | 49799 views

Physics Demo -- Magnetic Motor

Physics Demo -- Magnetic Motor

Added over 9 years ago | 00:01:29 | 79915 views

Physics Demo -- Superconductor

Physics Demo -- Superconductor

Added over 9 years ago | 00:00:56 | 58691 views

Ripple Tank: Single and Double Slit Diffraction and Interference

Ripple Tank: Single and Double Slit...

Added 8 years ago | 00:03:05 | 64333 views