PHYSICS DEMONSTRATIONS

Table of Contents

Mechanics:  Force and Motion
Monkey in a Tree Water Rockets
Static Equilibrium:  Torque Balance Bed of Nails
   
   
Mechanics:  Linear Momentum
Newton's Cradle Human Collision Carts
Happy and Unhappy Balls  
   
   
Mechanics:  Work and Energy
Loop-the-Loop Kinetic/Gravitational Potential Energy Track
Work and the Gravitational Force  
   
Rotational Mechanics
Moment of Inertia:  Hoop and Disk Human Gyroscope
Centripetal Force Apparatus Moment of Inertia:  Solid and Hollow Rods
Model Combinations of Translational and Rotational Motion  
   
Fluid Mechanics
Venturi Tube Pascal's Law Demonstration
Aspirator Model Weight of Air Modeling
Equilibrium Tubes  
   
Thermodynamics
Ball and Ring Apparatus Stirling Engine
Steam Engine Calorimeter
   
   
Waves:  Mechanical Oscillations
Coupled Pendulum Longitudinal Wave Apparatus
   
   
Waves:  Sound
The Doppler Shift Apparatus Soda Bottle Resonance Demonstrator
   
Electrostatics
Van de Graff Generator Electroscope
Parallel Plate Capacitor Kelvin Water Drop Apparatus
   
Circuits and Circuit Elements
Electrical Power Distribution Identification of Circuit Elements
   
   
Magnetostatics
Magnetic Marbles  
   
Electromagnetism
Lenz's Law Demonstrator  
   
   
   
Light and Optics
Parabolic Reflectors  
   
   
   
Modern Physics
Model Fuel Cell Apparatus  
   
   
   

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2002 Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts, Mercer University. All rights reserved.