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Maxwell wheel

Maxwell wheel

Item no.: 02425-00

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Function and Applications

Apparatus for conversion of potential to kinetic energy and vice-versa (translation and rotation). Two aperatures at ends of axles keep wheel from running off its trajectory and are used, together with a light barrier, to measure translation velocity.

Equipment and technical data

  • Metal wheel with support rod and adjustable suspension.
  • Wheel diameter: 130 mm.
  • Mass of wheel: 470g.
  • Moment of inertia: 10 kg cm².
  • Cord length: 800 mm.
  • Diameter of shutter: 20 mm.

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