Student Manual

The experiment investigates the principle of conservation of angular momentum. The experiment will also involve several measurements of angular momentum and moment of inertia and make comparisons with theoretical predictions. Students will also learn the art of extracting useful information from experimental data.

Software Code Motion
Sample Results Height with respect to time graph
Angular velocity with respect to time
Experiment Code 1.2
Version 20 August 2015, 2015-v1

Further Readings and References


Pictorial Procedure

1. Provided apparatus

1. Provided apparatus

2. Sliding a spindle into the bushing of bearing assembly

2. Sliding a spindle into the bushing of bearing assembly

3. Clamping a super pulley1 to the base

3. Clamping a super pulley1 to the base

4. Placing bubble level on the base

4. Placing bubble level on the base

5. Sliding a main platter onto a spindle

5. Sliding a main platter onto a spindle

6. A main platter with thread tie up and passing through the holes besides the screw

6. A main platter with thread tie up and passing through the holes besides the screw

7. Setting up for rotational friction measurement

7. Setting up for rotational friction measurement

8. Motion sensor connection

8. Motion sensor connection

9. Connecting the Motion Sensor to LabPro

9. Connecting the Motion Sensor to LabPro

10. Arrangement for measurement of Frictional losses

10. Arrangement for measurement of Frictional losses

11. Running the LabVIEW program for motion sensor

11. Running the LabVIEW program for motion sensor

12. Placing a photogate onto the spokes of the super pulley2

12. Placing a photogate onto the spokes of the super pulley2

13. Setup for determining the moment of inertia of the disk

13. Setup for determining the moment of inertia of the disk