5H20.25 - Revolution

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Frictionless Motion
Area of Study:
Perpetual Motion
Revolution Demo.

Place the armature magnet over the base piece and against the mirror. Gently spin the armature. Observe the smooth rotation and long spin period.

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