An experiment on the law of inertia

For example, if a ball is rolling on a surface with ZERO friction a force that causes moving things to stopthe inertia of the ball would keep it moving at the same speed forever!

The fifth brick goes in and the bottom brick goes out. This explanation is related to the law of relativitywhich is also based on the constant acceleration of bodies. You experience inertia in a moving car all the time. If you want to verify my data, please feel free to on my You Tube channel!

Newton owed much to events and people who preceded him. Now imagine that a crash test dummy is inside that car, riding in the front seat. An object in motion will stay in motion, traveling in a straight line, forever, until something pushes or pulls on it.

Imagine for a moment that a car at a test track is traveling at a speed of 55 mph. Have an assortment of other balls handy for further experimenting. Galileo discovered the law during the first decade of the seventeenth century, but in fact he did not understand the law in the general way we have formulated it here.

Lets start by looking at the equation for torque, the force my son applied to the fidget spinner to make it spin: Which person in this ring will be harder to move? Check out some of my other posts!

Learning about the Law of Inertia with a Fidget Spinner

A golf ball on top? Finally, you push a marble on a ramp that represents the middle state between the first two -- in other words, a ramp that is perfectly horizontal. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer. We did this by watching the time lapse on the video, and noting when the fidget spinner started and stopped spinning.

In my last post I shared a simple experiment with my son that taught him about Center of Mass. In this explanation we have left out the force of air-resistance.

Simple Science Experiments: Newton’s First Law of Motion

A basketball or soccer ball, or similar bouncy ball a smaller bouncy ball like a tennis ball or a racquet ball. As you can see, when the fidget spinner had three lights in, it spun for over a minute.In my last post I shared a simple experiment with my son that taught him about Center of Mass.

While we were doing the experiment, we were also playing with another physics concept; the Law of billsimas.coma is an object’s resistance to change it’s state of motion.

THE LAW OF INERTIA

For example, if a ball is rolling on a surface with ZERO friction (a force that causes moving things to stop), the inertia. I hope you enjoyed this simple experiment and learned a little bit about the first law of motion and inertia. If you have more questions about this, or need tips about science fair ideas around this topic (or others), feel free to contact me.

How Newton's Laws of Motion Work

Dec 31,  · Inertia was best explained by Sir Isaac Newton in his first law of motion. Basically, the law states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object continues its state of motion until an external force acts on it.

Interestingly, Newton wasn't the first scientist to come up with the law of inertia. That honor goes to Galileo and to René Descartes. In fact, the marble-and-ramp thought experiment described previously is credited to Galileo.

The law of inertia is the basis of the new physics of the seventeenth century. This law is also true according to modern physics. Galileo discovered the law during the first decade of the seventeenth century, but in fact he did not understand the law in the general way we have formulated it here.

This is the principle of inertia. The tendency of the body to continue to stay as it was is called its inertia. You can demonstrate this principle with a simple experiment.

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