1F20.10 - Inertia of Rest - Mass and String
Hang the mass from one of the strings. Attach another string from the bottom of the mass and to the other end of this string attach the handle. Pulling slowly on the handle will break the top string. Jerking on the handle will break the bottom string.
An easier way to demonstrate this would be to use a single string. Attach the string to the mass and slowly pull upward lifting the mass off the table. Repeating this process trying to jerk the mass upward will break the string.
- Mark A. Heald and George M. Caplan, "Which String Breaks?", TPT, Vol. 34, #8, p. 504, Nov. 1996.
- Martin Gardner, "Which Thread?", TPT, Vol. 33, #7, Oct. 1995, p. 478.
- Gerald Hodgon, "Golden Oldie" Newton's First Law Demonstration", TPT, Vol. 32, #2, Feb. 1994, p. 117.
- Peter W. Sullivan, "Inertia Demo With a Flair Pen", TPT, Vol. 31, #7, Oct. 1993, p. 427.
- Martin Gardner, "Frustrating Papers", TPT, Vol. 29, #6, Sept. 1991, p. 416.
- Allan Franklin, "Inertia in the Middle Ages", TPT, Vol. 16, #3, Mar. 1978, p. 201.
- George M. Caplan, "Ye Olde Inertia Demonstration", AJP, Vol. 72, #7, July 2004, p. 860.
- Frank G. Karioris, Inertia Demonstration Revisited", AJP, Vol. 46, #7, July 1978, p. 710.
- P. LeCorbeiller, "Notes and Discussion: A Classical Experiment Illustrating the Notion of 'Jerk'", AJP, Vol. 14, #1, Jan. 1946, p.64.
- P. LeCorbeiller, "A Classical Experiment Illustrating the Notion of 'Jerk'", AJP, Vol. 13, #3, June 1945, p. 156.
- David Kutliroff, "30 Inertia", 101 Classroom Demonstraitons and Experiments for Teaching Physics, p. 68.
- Mc- 2, Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
- M- 250, "Break String with Large Mass", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
- Charles Vivian, "More Inertia", Science Experiments & Amusements For Children, p. 91.
- Martin Gardner, "Which Thread?", Science Tricks, p. 43.
- Julien Clinton Sprott, Physics Demonstrations, "1.5, Inertia Ball", p. 13, ISBN 0-299-21580-6.
- Robert Ehrlich, "Pulling a Thread Attached to a Hanging Weight", Turning the World Inside Out, p. 30.
- George M. Caplan, "Responce Email for Breating String", 07/23/2002.
- Borislaw Bilash II, “Inertia - Keeps Things Put!“, A Demo A Day – A Year of Physical Science Demonstrations, p. 213.
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