## Mechanics Index |

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Demonstrations are listed by the divisions in the PIRA DCS. See here for subheadings in the DCS.

**1A- Measurement**- Triangulation
- 1A.10. Basic Units
- 1A.20. Error and Accuracy
- 1A.30. Coordinate Systems
- 1A.40. Vectors
- 1A.50. Math Topics
- 1A.60. Scaling
**1C- Motion in One Dimension**- 1C.10. Velocity
- 1C.20. Uniform Acceleration
- Coin and feather
- Equal time equal distance drop
- 1C.30. Measuring g
**1D. Motion in Two Dimensions**- 1D.10. Displacement in Two Dimensions
- 1D.15. Velocity, Position, and Acceleration
- 1D.40. Motion of the Center of Mass
- 1D.50. Central Forces
- Ball on string
- Whirligig
- Conical pendulum
- Pail of water
- Waiter's tray
- Coin on coathanger
- 1D.52. Deformation by Central Forces
- 1D.55. Centrifugal Escape
- 1D.60. Projectile Motion
**1E- Relative Motion**- 1E.10. Moving Reference Frames
- 1E.20. Rotating Reference Frames
- 1E.30. Coriolis Effect
**1F- Newton's First Law**- 1F.10. Measuring Inertia
- 1F.20. Inertia of Rest
- Inertia ball
- Tablecloth pull
- 1F.30. Inertia of Motion
**1G- Newton's Second Law**- 1G.10. Force, Mass, and Acceleration
- 1G.20. Accelerated Reference Frames
- 1G.30. Complex Systems
**1H- Newton's Third Law**- 1H.10. Action and Reaction
- 1H.11. Recoil
**1J- Statics of Rigid Bodies**- 1J.10. Finding Center of Gravity
- Meter stick on fingers
- 1J.11. Exceeding Center of Gravity
- 1J.20. Stable, Unstable, and Neutral Equilibrium
- Balancing man
- Balancing bird
- 1J.30. Resolution of Forces
- 1J.40. Static Torque
- Torque bar
**1K- Applications of Newton's Laws**- 1K.10. Dynamic Torque
- 1K.20. Friction
- 1K.30. Pressure
**1L- Gravity**- Falling apple story (anecdote)
- 1L.10. Universal Gravitation Constant
- Cavendish balance (video references)
- 1L.20. Orbits
**1M- Work and Energy**- 1M.10. Work
- 1M.20. Simple Machines
- 1M.30. Non-Conservative Forces
- 1M.40. Conservation of Energy
- Suicide pendulum
- Galileo, or stopped, pendulum
- 1M.50. Mechanical Power
**1N- Linear Momentum**- 1N.10. Impulse and Thrust
- 1N.20. Conservation of Linear Momentum
- 1N.21. Mass and Momentum Transfer
- 1N.22. Rockets
- 1N.30. Collisions in One Dimension
- Collision balls
- Double ball drop
- 1N.40. Collisions in Two Dimensions
**1Q- Rotational Dynamics**- 10. Moment of Inertia
- 20. Rotational Energy
- 30. Transfer of Angular Momentum
- 40. Conservation of Angular Momentum
- 50. Gyros
- Maxwell's top
- 60. Rotational Stability
- Celt, or rattleback

Prepared by Jeff Rudd, 1999

Revised by Laura Schmidt, 2007

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