School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Kinematics & Dynamics

Ma-1 Trajectory Model

Published: Tuesday 14 February 2006

To demonstrate a model that shows the various parabolic trajectories corresponding to different initial conditions.

Ma-2 Monkey and Bullet

Published: Monday 20 February 2006

To demonstrate that the accelleration experienced by a freely falling body is identical to the acceleration experienced by the vertical component of a particle in projectile motion.

Ma-3 Coriolis Acceleration

Published: Tuesday 04 April 2006

To demonstrate the path of an object viewed from both a frame attached to the earth and one attached to the rotating frame.

Ma-4 Projectile Cart

Published: Thursday 14 May 2009

To demonstrate the independence of horizontal and vertical motion.

Ma-5 Hotwheels Track

Published: Monday 22 June 2009

To demonstrate that an object rolled down a U-shaped track will roll up to the same height as it was released. Also, if the object (Hotwheels car) is rolled down a hill onto a flat track, the object will keep rolling until it is acted upon by an outside force.

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