The force table: Historical variants

Citation data:

Physics Teacher, ISSN: 1943-4928, Vol: 40, Issue: 6, Page: 358-359

Publication Year:
2002
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Repository URL:
https://digital.kenyon.edu/physics_publications/101; https://works.bepress.com/tom_greenslade/130
DOI:
10.1119/1.1511594
Author(s):
Thomas B. Greenslade Jr.
Publisher(s):
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Tags:
Physics and Astronomy; Social Sciences; Physics
article description
The force table is a very old piece of experimental apparatus, dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. However, the phenomena of physics stay the same, no matter how old the design of the apparatus. This note gives two historical variants on the standard force table setup.