Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

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 5 years by adeel02

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Category: Science | Updated over 1 year ago

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


Viewed
41824 times

More from MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Confetti and the Van de Graaff Generator

Confetti and the Van de Graaff Gene...

Added over 5 years ago | 00:00:55 | 41247 views

Fire Extinguisher on a Tricycle

Fire Extinguisher on a Tricycle

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:00:53 | 36586 views

Faraday's Cage

Faraday's Cage

Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:23 | 60402 views

Wooden Block Between Two Strings

Wooden Block Between Two Strings

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:01:54 | 15587 views

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Polarization

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Polar...

Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:14 | 34479 views

Laser Diffraction and Interference

Laser Diffraction and Interference

Added over 5 years ago | 00:02:25 | 36404 views