Newton’s Laws of Motion Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Newton’s Laws of Motion
Description:
This photo shows a version of Hero's Engine, in this case a flask of water with two openings, pivoted so it can rotate. Click on the photo to see what happens after the Bunsen burner has brought the water to a boil. Two jets of steam shoot out, and the flask spins, in a demonstration of action and reaction (see Rocket Principles and Newton's laws). The reaction forces produce a torque that spins the flask.
Image:
Photo credit: <a href= "http://www.physicsdemos.com/" target="_blank"> The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations </a>
Photo credit: The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/herosengine-large-8-01-07.jpg
Featured:
September 1, 2007 - September 16, 2007