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Demonstrations: Mechanics

1A Measurement

1A10 Basic Units

1A10.70 Density Samples Write-up Picture Movie

1A20 Error and Accuracy

1A20.10 Gaussian Curve Write-up Picture Movie

1A30 Coordinate Systems

1A30.10 XYZ Axes Write-up Picture Movie

1C Motion in One Dimension

1C20 Uniform Acceleration

1C20.10 Cork and Feather Write-up Picture Movie

1D Motion in Two Dimensions

1D15 Velocity, Position, and Acceleration

1D15.55 Triple Track Write-up Picture Movie

1D40 Motion of the Center of Mass

1D40.12 Center of Mass of Hammer Write-up Picture Movie

1D50 Central Forces

1D50.20 Centripetal Force Apparatus the Whirligig Write-up Picture Movie

1D60 Projectile Motion

1D60.10 Howitzer and Tunnel Write-up Picture Movie
1D60.20 Simultaneous Fall Write-up Picture Movie
1D60.30 Apple and the Hunter Write-up Picture Movie

1G Newtons Second Law

1G10 Force, Mass, and Acceleration

1G10.40 Atwoods Machine Write-up Picture Movie

1G20 Accelerated Reference Frames

1G20.45 Dropped Slinky Write-up Picture Movie

1J Statics of Rigid Bodies

1J10 Finding Center of Gravity

1J10.10 Center of Gravity Shapes Write-up Picture Movie

1J11 Exceeding Center of Gravity

1J11.20 Leaning Tower of Lire Write-up Picture Movie
1J11.50 Double Cone on Incline Write-up Picture Movie

1J20 Stable, Unstable, and Neutral Equilibrium

1J20.21 Balancing Bird Write-up Picture Movie

1J40 Static Torque

1J40.20 Torque Balance Write-up Picture Movie
1J40.70 Crane Boom Write-up Picture Movie

1K Application of Newtons Laws

1K10 Dynamic Torque

1K10.30 Walking the Spool Write-up Picture Movie

1K30 Pressure

1K30.10 Bed of Nails Write-up Picture Movie

1M Work and Energy

1M20 Simple Machines

1M20.11 Pulley Advantage Write-up Picture Movie
1M20.40 Levers Write-up Picture Movie

1M40 Conservation of Energy

1M40.20 Loop the Loop Write-up Picture Movie
1M40.41 Ballistic Pendulum Write-up Picture Movie
1M40.50 Maxwells Yoyo Write-up Picture Movie
1M40.90 Rattleback Write-up Picture Movie
1M40.91 High Bounce Paradox Write-up Picture Movie

1N Linear Momentum and Collisions

1N30 Collisions in One Dimension

1N30.10 Newtons Cradle Write-up Picture Movie
1N30.60 Velocity Amplification in Stacked Balls Write-up Picture Movie

1N40 Collisions in Two Dimensions

1N40.60 Superball Bouncing Write-up Picture Movie

1Q Rotational

1Q20 Rotational Energy

1Q20.50 Hinged Stick and Ball Write-up Picture Movie

1Q30 Transfer of Angular Momentum

1Q30.90 Propeller on Vibrating Stick Write-up Picture Movie

1Q40 Conservation of Angular Momentum

1Q40.10 Rotating Stool and Weights Write-up Picture Movie
1Q40.30 Bicycle Wheel and Rotating Stool Write-up Picture Movie
1Q40.80 Heros Engine Write-up Picture Movie

1Q50 Gyros

1Q50.23 Bike Wheel Precession Write-up Picture Movie
1Q50.90 Maxwells Gyroscope Write-up Picture Movie

1Q60 Rotational Stability

1Q60.30 Tippe Top Write-up Picture Movie
1Q60.35 Football Spin Write-up Picture Movie
1Q60.45 The Hammer Flip Write-up Picture Movie

1R Properties of Matter

1R40 Coefficient of Restitution

1R40.30 Dead and Live Balls Write-up Picture Movie

1R50 Crystal Structure

1R50.20 Crystal Models Write-up Picture Movie