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Do you know what are these physics-I-lab devices?

  1. Nov 10, 2014 #1
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  3. Nov 10, 2014 #2

    jedishrfu

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    I think they were developed to torture grad students who didn't improve their grades enough.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2014 #3

    mfb

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    1.: You can spin the top quite fast. If the attached metallic things can rotate as the comparison between the two images suggests, it could be used as cheap centrifuge.
    2. Something to apply a strong force? A height measuring device?
    3. Does the metallic strip look to be so weird on purpose?
     
  5. Nov 16, 2014 #4

    Isn't it an electrical device in order to produce a current in combination with something else?!
     
  6. Nov 16, 2014 #5

    mfb

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    I don't see how you would use together with electricity.
     
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