1D50.28 - Carnival Ride Model - Swing Ride

Code Number:
1D50.28
Demo Title:
Carnival Ride Model - Swing Ride
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Centrifugal Force
Area of Study:
Mechanics
Equipment:
Large DC Motor with Controller and Plexiglas Plate with Attached Tennis Balls.
Procedure:

Point the motor straight up and attach the Plexiglas plate to the shaft.  MAKE SURE THE MOTOR TURNS IN THE DIRECTION WRITTEN ON THE PLEXIGLAS PLATE.  Increase the motor speed gradually until the desired effect is obtained.

References:
  • Chin Siang ONG and Chin Shen ONG, "Visual Physics: The Physics of Chair Swing Carousels", TPT, Vol. 52, #3, Mar. 2014, p. 179.
  • Earl Zwicker, Glenn Green, and Peter Insley, "Rotator Demonstration", TPT, Vol. 23, #8, Nov. 1985, p. 510.
  • Nick Statt, "Visitors Enjoy a Nuclear Amusement Park in Germany", Popular Science, Vol. 283, #10, Oct. 2011, p. 10.
  • Carson I. A. Ritchie, "Whirler", Making Scientific Toys, p. 88 - 89.
  • Borislaw Bilash II and David Maiullo, "What Makes the World Go Around", A Demo a Day: A Year of Physics Demonstrations, p. 136 - 137.


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