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## Statics of Rigid Bodies

PIRA classification 1J

83 Demonstrations listed of which 46 are grayed out.

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# 1J10. Finding Center of Gravity

 PIRA # Demonstration Name Abstract 1J10.10 Center of Gravity Toss into the air many different shapes all of which have their center of mass marked with a bullseye. 1J10.11 Suspend a map of the state from holes drilled at points to find the "center of the state". 1J10.12 Suspend an irregular-shaped board from several points, and use a plumb bob to find the center of gravity. 1J10.15 Hanging Potato Hang a potato from several positions and stick a pin in at the bottom in each case. All pins point to the center of gravity. 1J10.20 Meter Stick on Fingers Slide your fingers together under a meter stick and they meet at the center of gravity. Add a baseball hat to one end and repeat. 1J10.25 Center of Gravity of a Broom Find the center of gravity of a broom, hang a 1 kg mass somewhere on the broom, find the new center of gravity, calculate the weight of the broom by equating torques. 1J10.30 Loaded Beam - Moving Scales Slide the scales together under a loaded beam noting the scale readings of the moving and stationary scales. 1J10.41 Your Center of Gravity Two methods for measuring the center of gravity of a person are shown. Your Center of Gravity

# 1J11. Exceeding Center of Gravity

 PIRA # Demonstration Name Abstract 1J11.10 Leaning Tower of Pisa A model of the tower constructed in sections. Adding the top will cause it to tip over. 1J11.11 Falling Cylinders A tube, weighted at the bottom, falls when a cap is added. An upright cylinder, containing two balls, falls when a weighted cap is removed. AJP 34(9), 822 1J11.15 Tipping Block on Incline A block is placed on an incline and the incline is raised until the block tips. 1J11.20a Leaning Tower of Lire Stack blocks stair-step fashion until the top block sticks out beyond any part of the bottom block. 1J11.20b Leaning Tower of Lire Use 6"x6"x2' wood blocks and have a student sit under the stack as it is built. 1J11.21 Cantilevered Books The number of books necessary to overhang 2,3,4, etc lengths. See AJP 41(5),715. 1J11.30 Instability in Flotation A device to raise the center of mass in a boat until it becomes higher than the center of bouncy, and the boat flips. See Sutton M-287. 1J11.40 Center of Mass and Balance in People Pictures of three center of mass objects and several person based center of mass tasks e.g., stand on your toes facing the wall, etc. Center of mass revisited 1J11.50 As a double cone moves up a set of inclined rails, its center of gravity is lowered to the height of the rails.

# 1J20. Stable, Unstable, and Neutral Equilibrium

 PIRA # Demonstration Name Abstract 1J20.10 Bowling Ball Stability A bowling ball is placed in, on, and along side a large plexiglass hemisphere to show the types of equilibrium. 1J20.11 Stability of Shapes A cone balancing on its point is unstable, a block is stable, a sphere is neutral. 1J20.12 Wood Block Stability A block and support have marks that show whether the center of gravity has moved up or down when the block is displaced. 1J20.15 Block on the Cylinder A rectangular block of wood is placed on a cylinder first with the width less than the radius (stable) and then with the width greater (unstable). 1J20.16 Catenary Surface A large block is always in stable equilibrium anywhere along this catenary surface. See Sutton M-40. 1J20.20 Fork, Spoon, and Match Place a spoon and match in the tines of a fork and balance the assembly on the edge of a glass. 1J20.21 Two Forks and a Toothpick Two forks and a toothpick can be balanced on the edge of a glass while the water is poured out. 1J20.25 Nine Nails on One A technique to balance ten landscape spikes on the head of a single upright spike. 1J20.30 Sky Hook A complete solution to the hanging belt problem. TPT 14(8), 499 1J20.32 Spoon on Nose Hang a spoon on your nose. Most effective with giant food service spoons. 1J20.35 Horse and Rider Stable equilibrium of the horse and rider. Note that the COG is below the contact point. 1J20.40 Balancing Man Stable equilibrium of the balancing man. Note that the COG is below the contact point. 1J20.45 A toy clown rides a unicycle on a wire. 1J20.46 Tightrope Walking Model A model of a tightrope walker shows the center of mass moves up with tipping. 1J20.50 Balancing a Stool Construct a stool so that wires crossed diagonally will intersect at the center of gravity. The stool can be oriented in any direction. 1J20.51 Chair on Pedestal Attach heavy weights in the ends of a chair's legs so it will balance on a vertical rod placed under the seat. 1J20.55 Broom Stand Spread the bristles and a straw broom will stand upright. 1J20.60 Wine Bottle Stick the neck of a wine bottle through a hole in a slanted board and the whole thing stands up. 1J20.65 Glass on Coin A glass container 2/3 filled with water will balance on its edge on a coin. See TPT 14(1), 39.