Experiment: Balancing out twisting effects
Talking pointsThe balancing experiment has some hidden features.
- The cardboard is pinned in its centre. What influence does its weight have on the balance condition?
- How does the vertical distance between the centre hole and the holes for the hangers influence the sensitivity of the system?
- What do you think of the precision that can be obtained from this simple balance?
Share your experimentIf you attempt the experiment, take a photo and upload it to our Through Engineers’ Eyes Padlet wall. You can include a link to your photo in the comments for this step (click on your post on the Padlet wall and then copy the web address).
Through Engineers' Eyes: Engineering Mechanics by Experiment, Analysis and Design
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