1Q50.56 - Ball On A Rotating Turntable

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Ball On A Rotating Turntable
  • Luis Rodriguez, "Comment on "A Ball Rolling on a Freely Spinning Turntable" by Warren Weckesser (AJP, Vol. 65, #8, Aug. 1997, p. 736), AJP, Vol. 66, #10, Oct. 1998, p. 927.
  • Warren Weckesser, "A Ball Rolling on a Freely Spinning Turntable", AJP, Vol. 65, #8, August 1997, p. 736.
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  • Daniel M. Lipkin, "Putting a Rolling Marble to Rest", AJP, Vol. 49, #7, July 1981, p. 619.
  • Robert H. Romer, "Motion of a Sphere on a Tilted Turntable", AJP, Vol. 49, #10, Oct. 1981, p. 985.
  • Joseph A. Burns, "Ball Rolling on a Turntable: Analog for Charged Particle Dynamics", AJP, Vol. 49, #1, Jan. 1981, p. 56.
  • Klaus Weltner, "Stable Circular Orbits of Freely Moving Balls on Rotating Discs", AJP, Vol. 47, #11, Nov. 1979, p. 984.
  • 13-5.15, Harry F. Meiners, Physics Demonstration Experiments, Vol. 1, p. 314.
  • Robert Ehrlich, "Ball on a Rotating Turntable", Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down, p. 68 - 69.

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