College of Letters & Science
Department of Physics
Rotating Stool and Bike Wheel
1Q40.30 ROTATING STOOL AND BIKE WHEEL
Demonstrate conservation of angular momentum by manipulating a spinning bike wheel while sitting on a rotating stool.
Wheel weighs approximately 7 kg.
(show how to adjust stool height)
(do not store stool
A lighter, double wheel has no effect when the wheels are spinning in opposite directions.
Lightweight wheel for use by children, not suitable for classroom demonstrations.