1N40.20 - Air Table Collisions

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Air Table Collisions
Conservation of Linear Momentum, Two-Dimensional Collisions
Area of Study:
Air Table with Pucks and Blower.

Place the 4 special rod holder at the corners of the table.  Push the holders as far in against the table as possible and tighten.  Then string the wire through the holes of the holders and attach one end of the wire to one of the holders.  Stretch the wire tight and secure with the large spring to an intitial tension.  If more tension in the wire is desired, loosen several of the rod holders, move them outward as much as possible, and re-tighten the holder.  Level the air table and collide equal and unequal mass hover pucks at different angles.

A #57 drill can be used to clean the holes of the air table should they become plugged.

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