1D52.40 - Rotating Candle
Place the lighted candle on the rotating air table and cover with the bell jar. Make sure the bell jar is centered. Rotate with a speed of about 1 to 2 rps. The candle flame should point in a radial direction toward the center. The angle of the flame will be dependent upon its radius on the air table and the rotation rate.
- Morton Tavel, "Reference Frames", TPT, Vol. 41, #4, Apr. 2003, p. 197.
- Paul Chagnon, "Referee's Critique", TPT, Vol. 36, #7, Oct. 1998, p. 428.
- Qishan Mou, "A Response", TPT, Vol. 36, #7, Oct. 1998, p. 427.
- Camille Wainwright and Richard Wiener, "Is a Density Gradient Necessary for a Rotating Flame to Bend?", TPT, Vol. 36, #7, Oct. 1998, p. 426.
- "Editors Introduction", TPT, Vol. 36, #7, Oct. 1998, p. 426.
- Qishan Mou, "A Candle in a Rotating Coordinate System", TPT, Vol. 35, #9, Dec. 1997, p. 542.
- Merle Fisher, "An Experience in Observation", TPT, Vol. 7, #3, Mar. 1969, p. 166, also A Potpourri of Physics Teaching Ideas - Meachanics, p. 64.
- M. N. Grasso, T. O. Merlo, and M. E. Lavigne, "Effective Gravitational Acceleration", AJP, Vol. 37, #4, Apr. 1969, p. 456.
- Fl-4: Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
- M-141: Richard Manliffe Sutton, Demonstration Experiments in Physics.
- M. N. Grasso, "Effective Gravitational Acceleration", Apparatus Notes, July 1965-December 1972, p. 93.
- Tik L. Liem, "The Gravity Machine (I)", Invitations to Science Inquiry - Supplement to 1st and 2nd Ed. p. 135.
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