1J11.10 - Leaning Tower Demo

Place the tower on the table without the top and it will remain upright. Place the top on the tower and the center of gravity is now shifted and the tower will fall over.
Code Number:
1J11.10
Demo Title:
Leaning Tower Demo
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Center of Mass
Area of Study:
Mechanics
Equipment:
Leaning Tower Demo.
Procedure:

Place the tower on the table without the top and it will remain upright. Place the top on the tower and the center of gravity is now shifted and the tower will fall over.

References:
  • Rod Shinn, "A Variable Leaning Tower of Pisa", TPT, Vol. 23, # 3, Mar. 1985, p. 181.
  • Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "Leaning Tower", AJP, Vol. 75, # 4, p. 367, April 2007.
  • M. E. Gardner, "Falling Cylinders", AJP, Vol. 34, #9, Sep. 1966, p. 822. 
  • Mp- 9: Freier and Anderson,  A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
  • Jearl Walker, "1.67, Leaning Tower of Pisa", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 33.

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