1D50.20-Centripetal Force Apparatus


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Description: This demonstration illustrates characteristics of centripetal force.


  • Centripetal force apparatus
  • Mass set

Demonstration Procedure:

  1. Attach a mass to the string and spin the globe around your head. Note the speed at which you spin, and the radius of the circle.
  2. Take off the mass and attach a different mass. Note the changes that have to take place to maintain equilibrium.