Lecture Demonstrations
Lecture Demonstrations

Mechanics

Newton's First Law - Inertia

Two different balls on cup/knocked from under them (better demo is Table cloth/dishes)

Use a paper or Styrofoam cup and place a light hollow golf ball on it and flick the cup slowly away with your hand. Next use a heavy metal ball and do the same thing, faster this time. Compare the movement of the two balls.

photo: Throw and catch basketball, medicine ball

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