1D52.10 - Central Forces - Centrifugal Flattening

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Central Forces - Centrifugal Flattening
Forces Due To Circular Motion
Area of Study:
'Egg beater' (large), Toy Twirlers.

Spin the apparatus up to the desired speed, BUT DO NOT TRY TO STOP IT BY HOLDING ONTO THE HANDLE.  Just let go of the handle and allow it to spin down.  

CAUTION:  Keep your fingers and neckties out of the gear system.  

Hold the handles of the toy and then spin it so that the string winds up.  Pulling on the handles will make the toy spin with observable flattening.

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