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Rotating Platform - Conservation of Angular Momentum

Rotating platform, stool, and barbells

Concept Overview:

1. Conservation of Angular Momentum

Lecturer Procedure

Step(s) to FollowExpected Result

1. Sit on stool.

2. Hold barbells in each hand.

3. Outstretch arms.

4. Use foot to push on stationary part of platform and set stool in rotating motion.

5. Bring arms in close to chest in 1 quick motion.

You will rotate faster as your arms are brought closer to your body.

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