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PHY 183 Recommended demos
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Wk Topics and Demos
01 One Dimensional Motion, Vectors
- Basic metric units
- Coordinate system
- Handheld vectors
- Frames of reference (video)
- Constant velocity motion on the air track
- Uniform acceleration on the air track
- Sound of constant acceleration
- Feather and coin
02 Two and Three Dimensional Motion
- Pop and drop
- Ballistic cart
- Shoot the monkey
- Racing balls
03 Force and Motion
- Newton's first law
- Newton's second law
- Newton's third law
- Broken hand
- Bungee jumpers
- Catching the egg: wood board vs. cloth
- String breaker
04 Force and Motion
- Inertial mass
- Weight in free fall
- Sliding block
- Dragging the box
- Angle of repose
- Balancing a meter stick on two fingers
- Kinetic friction and normal force
05 Work and Energy
- Lifting weight
- Energy bike: work and power
- Jumping spider
- Piledriver
06 Conservation of Energy
- Saving face
- Galileo's pendulum
- Racing ball (single)
- Uphill cone
07 Systems of Particles, Collisions
- Two body system
- Collision at a distance
- Inelastic collision of velcro carts on air track
- Newton's balls
- Ninja balls
- Elastic collision of unequal (3:1) masses
- Coefficient of restitution
- Superball and clayball
- Time of elastic collision
08 Rotation
- Rotating cylinder
- Radians
- Whirligig
- Leaving circular orbit (ohp)
- Flying poker chips
- Conical pendulum
- Circular motion by normal force
- Ball on a string
- Loop the loop
- Meter stick balance
- Where's the doorknob?
- Short and long wrench
- Rotating weights
- Mystery batons
- Falling rods
- Faster than gravity
09 Rolling, Torque, Angular Momentum
- Inclined plane races
- Walking the spool
- Bicycle wheel
- The stranded demonstrator
- Rotating chair and throwing weights around
- Spinning skater
- Rotating chair and bicycle wheel
- Rotating chair and double bicycle wheel
- Hanging bicycle wheel
- Suitcase gyroscope
10 Equilibrium, Statics
- Cable pull
- Irregular shape
- Leaning towers
- Hanging hammer
- Hooke's law
11 Gravitation
- Newton and apple (video)
- Cavendish balance
- Mass and weight
- Gravitational equivalence principle
- Drawing an ellipse
12 Fluids
- Archimedes' principle: wet
- Hydrometer
- Archimedes' principle: dry
- Barometer
- Magdeburg hemispheres
- Hydraulic press
- Venturi tube
- Bernoulli ball
- Bernoulli plate
- Bernoulli cart
- Rising ball
- Moving cans
- Spinning cup
13 Oscillations
- Ceiling pendulum
- Simple harmonic motion on the air track
- Circular motion projection (ohp)
- Mass and spring
- Driven mass on a spring
- Physical pendula
- Period of a physical pendulum
14 Waves
- Weighted hose
- Slinky
- Transversal wave machine
- Longitudinal wave machine
- Bead board model of superposition
- Sine wave through a slot
- Standing and traveling wave projection (ohp)
- Stroke rod
- Mechanical resonance strips
- Tacoma bridge (video)
15 Sound
- Bell in vacuum
- Speed of sound
- Doppler effect
- Frequency and the limits of audibility
- Decibels
- Monocord
- Sympathetic tuning forks
- Beat box
- Breathing helium and heavy gas
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