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Work and Energy

Newtons Cradle

Demonstrates conservation of Moment and energy  using a series of swinging spheres. When one on the end is lifted and released, it strikes the stationary spheres; a force is transmitted through the stationary spheres and pushes the last one upward.

 Newtons Cradle

 Pendulum on a string.

There is a small string attached to the ceiling light in CSI 109. Attach a 1Kg weight to the end to demonstrate conservation energy. This is a popular lab to do with a bowling ball attached to a heavier string.

Pendulum on a string