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demonstrations:1_mechanics:1d_motion_in_two_dimensions:greek_waiter:start [2019/02/14 23:33] external edit
demonstrations:1_mechanics:1d_motion_in_two_dimensions:greek_waiter:start [2019/05/09 18:09]
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 ====== Greek Waiter ====== ====== Greek Waiter ======
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 ===== Description ===== ===== Description =====
-Place cup of water on trayhold by string and swing tray in full circles beside you. This may require some practice ​to avoid getting wet in front of class   ​Classes Used: Phys 100 +Consists ​of a square plexiglas platewith string ​attached at it's four corners ​and tied together ​to a loop of string.
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-Cups can be found in tools section ​  +
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-Updated on: 06/12/13+
 ===== Purpose ===== ===== Purpose =====
 +Demonstrate the action of centripetal force
 ===== Apparatus ===== ===== Apparatus =====
 +  * 'Greek Waiter'​ 
 +  * Stryofoam or plastic cup filled with water
 ===== Setup ===== ===== Setup =====
 +Place the cup in the center of the Greek Waiter, hold it by the loop of string (you may have to adjust the strings so that the Greek Waiter hangs horizontally) and whirl it around you. If you do this properly (without accelerating the platform too quickly or allowing the string to loose tension) it should be easy to keep the cup of water from spilling. You can whirl it around your head vertically, around your body, or even in a figure eight. Practice at least once before showing in front of a class.
 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
 +For additional drama you place multiple cups of water on the platform. Be sure to place them so that the waiter is balanced.
 +This is the same as the demonstration featuring a bucket of water, but the water level is more visible (particularly if you use a clear container with dyed water). You can extend it by placing other objects on the platform with the cup as well. 
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demonstrations/1_mechanics/1d_motion_in_two_dimensions/greek_waiter/start.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/28 20:56 by demoroom