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Bicycle Wheel

Topics: Mechanics - Centrifugal Force, Moment of Inertia

Equipment: Bicycle wheel connected to string, and extra loose string.

Setup: One person holds the side handle bars with both hands, and another spins the wheel quickly. As it’s spinning, carefully drop the wheel while holding the string and observe how it spins.

Location: B22 on a cart near Shelf C

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Keywords: Rotate, Rotational, Inertia, Moment


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