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At this Exploratorium site you'll find out how to use a bicycle wheel and a rotating stool to demonstrate how torque affects rotational motion. The site provides an explanation of the physics involved including the concepts of the conservation of angular momentum and torque. You'll also find an extension activity. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- Rotational Dynamics
- High School
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Restriction: © 2006 Exploratorium
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Keywords: angular momentum, conservation law, precession, rotational momentum, torque
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 12, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: May 06, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bicycle_wheel_gyro/).
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Bicycle Wheel Gyro (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bicycle_wheel_gyro/>.
APA Format
Bicycle Wheel Gyro. (2006, August 2). Retrieved July 25, 2014, from Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bicycle_wheel_gyro/
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Bicycle Wheel Gyro. San Francisco: Exploratorium, August 2, 2006. http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bicycle_wheel_gyro/ (accessed 25 July 2014).
MLA Format
Bicycle Wheel Gyro. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2006. 2 Aug. 2006. 25 July 2014 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/bicycle_wheel_gyro/>.
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