|DCS# 1D55.30||NWU# M-30||location: 2 C 4|
|title: Centrifugal Force|
aka: sliding corks or falling off the merry-go-round.
An Aluminium Disk with corks placed at different distances from the center is spun with a hand rotator starting from rest. As the speed increases, the corks will slide off.
Where is the centripetal acceleration greatest on a rotating disk? How can each radius have the same time period, but a different acceleration?
What does a free body diagram look like for a cork look like just before it begins to slide?