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Better way of holding candle at an angle

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  1. Sep 30, 2016 #1
    In one of the experiments I give to my students, they need to set a burning candle at different (fixed) angles.
    In the past they have taped the candle to a cup and a needle taped to the cup like in the following picture.
    This is quite inefficient because for the same angle they need to tape and un-tape the candle (to measure its weight etc) a few times and each time they need to measure the angle again.
    Any suggestions on a better way to do this that doesn't require taping the candle? Perhaps using two poles set at a given distance each with screw eyes on which the candle rests? This way the candle can be slid back and out without having to set the angle again.
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  3. Sep 30, 2016 #2

    DrClaude

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  4. Sep 30, 2016 #3

    berkeman

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    Just keep the setup on the scale for the whole experiment and let the wax drip onto something that is not supported by the scale... :smile:
     
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