This web page is an interactive physics simulation relating to static friction in a spinning cylinder. It simulates an old amusement park ride called "Gravitron". Riders lined the interior wall of a large cylinder that starts to spin. When the rotational speed is sufficient, the floor drops away and the riders stay "pinned" to the wall. This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities for first-semester physics students. See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: The Gravitron %V 2019 %N 19 November 2019 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c7_rotor.html
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This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics. This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.