Ml-2 Free Fall Paradox (The Falling Chimney)

Aim

To demonstrate that the vertical component of the acceleration of the end of a hinged stick is greater than g (when theta is about 35° or less).

Apparatus

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Free Fall Paradox Apparatus

Description

In the demonstration the elevated end of the stick is released and the ball drops into the cup which can be seen in the photographs above.

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