Become a Master of Inertia Feature Summary

Type:
Physics at Home
Title:
Become a Master of Inertia
Description:
Find out how to do a less risky version of the pull-the-tablecloth-out-from-under-the-plates "magic trick." The version at this website, from the Ontario Science Center, is particularly interesting because instead of plates on a tablecloth, you'll use a pair of coins balanced on the rim of a glass.  Try it! Also, you'll learn how the concept of inertia explains what happens.
Featured:
September 1, 2006 - September 16, 2006