PIRA 1Q40.30 Conservation of Angular Momentum: Rotating Stool and
Instructions / Notes:
- The rim of the wheel is weighted.
- Tip the spinning wheel while seated on stool. Stool will rotate.
- Tip in the opposite direction to stop rotation.
- This does not work perfectly because there is friction in the stool
Photo Shows the Demonstration 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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