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Analysis: Pure twist – the couple

What can I say? An elegant experiment will lead you into an understanding that will give you great satisfaction.
It's a short sweet video.

What can I say?

An elegant experiment will lead you into an understanding that will give you great satisfaction.

It’s a short sweet video. Feel free to use the data we’ve supplied in the Downloads section below.

Talking points

  • Suppose a rigid body is suspended by a single string. Explain what would happen to the tension in the string and the position of the body if you applied a pure twist.
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