PIRA 1Q40.10 Conservation of Angular Momentum: Rotating
Stools with Weights
Instructions / Notes:
- Start rotating with dumbbells close to your body, or else be careful
to begin with a slow spin.
- Dumbbells weigh about 8 lbs. (3 kg) each.
- There are also 45 lb (20 kg) dumbbells available.
Photo Shows the Rotating Stool and Weights used
at the University of Texas at Austin.
Drawing is by Courtesy of the University of Minnesota.
Last Updated 2/98 - University of Texas at Austin Physics Dept.
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