1429 Rotational dynamics
Our apparatus consists of a variable binary gauge: the distance between the two sides of the binary gauge can be varied at its centre by means of a screw activated by an external knob.
The binary gauge is made of iron to prevent the ball’s weight (a billiard ball) from deforming the system’s geometry and affecting the results. A base to be positioned on the binary gauge and a level ensure the perfect horizontal position of the binary gauge. During the motion, the kinetic energy continuously transforms into rotational kinetic energy, creating curious effects, which can be explained with a detailed analysis of the centre of gravity position.
Dynamics of roto-translational motion
Relationship between gauge and speed of translation
Transformation of translational mechanical energy into rotational mechanical energy and vice-versa
Research of the point of maximum translational speed
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1 Iron variable gauge guide with supporting pins
2 PVC supporting bases
1 Billiard ball