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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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Keywords: angular momentum, conservation law, precession, rotational momentum, torque
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 12, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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