1D52.20 - Water Parabola
The Pasco rotator with the 1" wide accelerometer can be controlled very nicely to the desired rotation rate.
Attach the accelerometer to either the rotating air table or the mechanical rotator. The liquid will form a parabola as it is rotated. Attach the accelerometer to a rolling car. As you accelerate the car the liquid will gather in a wave at the back of the accelerometer, its height being a function of the acceleration.
- Erlend H. Graf, "Apparatus for the Study of Uniform Circular Motion in a Liquid", TPT, Vol. 35, #7, Oct. 1997, p. 427.
- J. Harris and A. Ahlgren, "Some Simple Experiments and Demonstrations", TPT, Vol. 4, #7, Oct. 1966, p. 314.
- Mm - 8: Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
- "D25: Uniform Circular Motion", Concepts in Motion, The Project Physics Course - Teachers Resource Book, p. 67.
- Robert Ehrlich, "F.1, Spinning a Water-Filled Cylinder", Turning the World Inside Out, p. 66- 67.
- "Water Spinner", Exploratorium Science Snackbook.
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