Physics Demonstrations in Mechanics: Parts III - VI is a four-part video series presenting a full range of demonstrations in linear motion, two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, work & energy, and gravitation. Similar in format to Demonstrations in Mechanics: Parts I & II, this series (Parts III - VI) significantly broadens and enhances the collection of mechanics demonstrations. The program’s strength lies in the use of specialized apparatus, high-speed photography, and 3D computer animation.

Program Format
Individual demonstrations are 3 to 4 minutes in length and can be quickly accessed using the program's on-screen indexing system. The indexing system allows the teacher to select a particular demonstration and show it at the appropriate time during a unit on mechanics.

Demonstration Selection and Filming Techniques
The selection of demonstrations includes those which are difficult to perform in the classroom and those requiring apparatus not readily accessible to many physics teachers. Detailed observation of the demonstrations is accomplished through use of a filming approach which focuses solely on the apparatus, allowing the teacher to utilize the program in a way which is consistent with his or her personal instructional approach. The voice over narration eliminates the on-screen presenter and allows attention to be directed to the physical behavior being studied.

A projectile’s trajectory and range is examined for various launch angles.

A projectile’s trajectory and range is examined for various launch angles.

the outer third of a hinged meterstick falls with an acceleration greater than g.

the outer third of a hinged meterstick falls with an acceleration greater than g.

POSITION VS. TIME, VELOCITY VS. TIME, AND ACCELERATION VS. TIME GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF CAR ACCELERATING ON HIGHWAY.

POSITION VS. TIME, VELOCITY VS. TIME, AND ACCELERATION VS. TIME GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF CAR ACCELERATING ON HIGHWAY.

CAVENDISH EXPERIMENT IN WHICH GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTION IS OBSERVED BETWEEN TWO SMALL OBJECTS AND THE GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT IS DETERMINED.

CAVENDISH EXPERIMENT IN WHICH GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTION IS OBSERVED BETWEEN TWO SMALL OBJECTS AND THE GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT IS DETERMINED.

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Single DVD: $78.00
Complete Four-Part Set: $280.00

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Demonstrations Contained in the Program
 

Physics Demonstrations in
Mechanics: Part III

  • Graphical Analysis of Motion:
    Car Accelerating on Highway
    (Computer Animation)
  • Vector Addition:
    Object Traveling on Moving Surface
  • Velocity and Acceleration Vectors:
    Direction of v and a during Acceleration and Deceleration
  • Newton’s 1st Law:
    Rest Inertia of Bursting Water Balloon; Shattering Flask; and Concrete Block Receiving Sharp Blow
    (High Speed Film)
  • Newton’s 1st Law:
    Motion Inertia of Steel Wedge Splitting Board; Ketchup Cart
    (High Speed Film)
  • Frame of Reference:
    A Galactic Observer / Relative Motion
    (Computer Animation)
  • Frame of Reference:
    Inertial and Non-inertial Reference Frames

Length: 30 Minutes
DVD: $78.00

(Teacher’s Guide Included)

Physics Demonstrations in
Mechanics: Part IV

  • Fundamental Forces:
    Gravitational, Electromagnetic, Strong, and Weak Forces
    (Computer Animation)
  • Mass and Weight:
    Weightlessness during Free-fall
  • Newton’s 2nd Law:
    Force and Acceleration of a Rocket Powered Car
  • Newton’s 3rd Law:
    Action-Reaction Forces of a Liquid Nitrogen Cannon
  • Newton’s 2nd and 3rd Laws:
    Helicopter Dynamics
  • Force Components:
    Perpendicular Force Applied to Tension Cable
  • Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation:
    Cavendish Experiment
    (Time Lapse Film)

Length: 30 Minutes
DVD: $78.00

(Teacher’s Guide Included)

 

Physics Demonstrations in
Mechanics: Part V

  • Projectile Motion:
    Ballistics Cart / Horizontal Components of Motion
  • Projectile Motion:
    Trajectory and Range Analysis
  • Circular Motion:
    Centripetal Force and Tangential Velocity
  • Circular Motion:
    Unique Behavior of a Rotating Chain
  • Impulse and Momentum:
    Egg Impacting Rigid Surface and Water Column
    (High Speed Film)
  • Characteristics of Collisions:
    Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
  • Elastic Collision:
    Duration and Magnitude of Impact Forces

Length: 30 Minutes
DVD: $78.00

(Teacher’s Guide Included)

Physics Demonstrations in
Mechanics: Part VI

  • Conservation of Momentum:
    Strobe Analysis of Two-Dimensional Collisions
  • Motion of Center of Mass:
    Rigid and Non-Rigid Bodies
  • Work and Energy:
    Work Performed by Falling Mass
    (High Speed Film)
  • Work and Energy:
    Quantitative Analysis of Bow & Arrow System
  • Rotational Dynamics:
    Behavior of a Gyroscope
  • Physics Teasers / Predict the Outcome:
    A Collection of Puzzling Physical Events

Length: 30 Minutes
DVD: $78.00

(Teacher’s Guide Included)