Lecture Demos: 1J11.50

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Double Cone

Double Cone

When the double cone is placed on the narrow end of the V-shaped rails it rolls to the wide end. The double cone appears to be rolling uphill, but in reality the center of mass is moving down. *

*Description taken from University of Maryland.

PIRA Code(s): 
1J11.50
Set up time: 
1 minute
Physics and Science Concepts: 
Center of mass, Conservation of Energy
Operation: 
Set cylinder at top of V. Set cone at bottom of V.
Safety: 
None

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