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Steel ball in a spinning glass bowl


A steel ball bearing is in a glass bowl that is rotating.


Instructor Note

When teaching with this video, direct students to the student video library, which provides student access to all videos without links to instructor materials and solutions.

Three file formats are available to work with this video. For analysis, frame-by-frame viewing is needed.

View (Quicktime Video 1.9MB Aug7 12)

Download (Quicktime Video 1.9MB Aug7 12)

YouTube (does not allow frame-by-frame viewing)

Teaching Materials

Sample question:

Using the information in the video, can you determine the radius of the path the ball bearing follows?