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You want a physics demo?

  1. Jan 27, 2016 #1

    ZapperZ

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  3. Jan 27, 2016 #2

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  4. Jan 27, 2016 #3

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    Drat! Well, I don't mind if we delete this.

    Edit: why did he post this in "random thoughts"? Who read such a thread anyway?!

    (Runs and hides)

    Zz.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2016 #4

    Borg

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    I think that it would be a great topic for discussion. I would love to see what's going on in detail.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2016 #5

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    If you replaced the real person with a teddy bear or something, this would be kind of cool for a school science demonstration kind of thing. Maybe a bit of misdirection in the form of a bucket for teddy to drop in to. Show them the setup and ask them to guess what'll happen. Not sure I'd get that right coming at it cold.

    Without having done the maths, I suspect rope length is critical so you could vary that. Also the ratio of masses, I should think.

    I know some people I will suggest this to...
     
  7. Jan 28, 2016 #6

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    Here's some of the planning that went into it.


    And, the full video of the demo.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2016 #7
    I saw this before I think it was on discovery channel's breaking magic.

    Still a neat trick.
     
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