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Title: WFU Physics Demo Video: Floating Ping Pong Ball
Url: http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/2/2c/2C2030.html
Creator: Matthews, G. Eric
Publisher: Wake Forest University
Description: This video demonstrates that a ping pong ball can "float" on a stream of air. The air rushing around the ball creates a pressure low enough to lift and support the ball, even when the ball is not directly over the air source. As long as the low pressure spot is under the center of mass of the ball, it will stay "afloat". This is part of a collection of demonstration videos put together by the physics department at Wake Forest University.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Fluids. Fluid mechanics -- Fluid dynamics. Hydrodynamics
Science -- Physics -- Weights and measures -- Measurement of special quantities -- Mass and weight -- Density and specific gravity -- General works
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Physics -- Force
Physics -- Gravity and gravitation
Mechanical engineering -- Fluid dynamics
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Format: gif
real media
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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Resource URL Clicks: 3
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