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published by the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy
written by Martin Simon
This item is a lecture demonstration on the topic of inertia.  It features a massive ball suspended by a string with a string below. Using a rod, the demonstrator pulls slowly or jerks down on the lower string. A steady pull breaks the upper string; a jerk breaks the lower string.  This page shows an animation to illustrate how the demonstration should appear in the physics classroom.  

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's First Law
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Interactive Lecture Demonstration
General Physics
- Collections
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Demonstration
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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© 2003 UCLA Physics and Astronomy, 2003.
Keywords:
Law of Inertia, Newton's First Law, animation, inertia, lecture demonstration, mass
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created January 8, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
July 17, 2016 by Bruce Mason
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when Cataloged:
January 19, 2008
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AIP Format
M. Simon, (UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, 2003), WWW Document, (http://demoweb.physics.ucla.edu/content/50-inertia-ball-jerk-and-pull).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Simon, UCLA Instructional Resource Lab: Inertia Ball, (UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Los Angeles, 2003), <http://demoweb.physics.ucla.edu/content/50-inertia-ball-jerk-and-pull>.
APA Format
Simon, M. (2008, January 19). UCLA Instructional Resource Lab: Inertia Ball. Retrieved June 25, 2017, from UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy: http://demoweb.physics.ucla.edu/content/50-inertia-ball-jerk-and-pull
Chicago Format
Simon, Martin. UCLA Instructional Resource Lab: Inertia Ball. Los Angeles: UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, January 19, 2008. http://demoweb.physics.ucla.edu/content/50-inertia-ball-jerk-and-pull (accessed 25 June 2017).
MLA Format
Simon, Martin. UCLA Instructional Resource Lab: Inertia Ball. Los Angeles: UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2003. 19 Jan. 2008. 25 June 2017 <http://demoweb.physics.ucla.edu/content/50-inertia-ball-jerk-and-pull>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Martin Simon", Title = {UCLA Instructional Resource Lab: Inertia Ball}, Publisher = {UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {25 June 2017}, Month = {January 19, 2008}, Year = {2003} }
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