1J20.40 Balancing Man
Centre-of-gravity, modes of oscillation
The man balances on the block of wood.
-  Balancing man
-  Block of wood
- Place the block on the front bench.
- Balance the man on the block.
Optional: the balancing man may be used to demonstrate an oscillator with two different modes of oscillation. Different frequencies are observed when the man is displaced from equilibrium parallel or perpendicular to the weights.
- PIRA 1J20.40
- Don't attempt this at home!
- Original construction: the balancing man was purchased. The block of wood is approximately 1" x 1" x 6".
If you have any questions about the demos or notes you would like to add to this page, contact Ricky Chu at ricky_chu AT sfu DOT ca.