MECHANICS - NEWTON'S FIRST LAW - INERTIA OF REST NC State University Faculty Access

Previous Next

Soda Bottles and Dollar Bill
# 1F20.37


Description: You might not get your dollar back from these two bottles without a bit of care in performing this demonstration of the inertia of rest.

Instructions: Stack two glass pop bottles on top of each other with a dollar bill between them. Once in place, and balanced, pull the dollaor bill out rapidly. Suggestion: hold the dollar bill with one hand, and "chop" the bill with the index finger of your other hand, between your hand and the bottle.

Hazards: If the demo tips and breaks, broken glass (and water-see note) can cause a walking hazard.

Parts: 2 glass pop bottles
One dollar bill (you supply the $1 bill)
Water (optional)

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: none

Quant. in Demo Room: 1


Keyword Search:
complete words only, or parts of other words?

Home Manual Demo Suggestions

NCSU Physics Demonstrations
© 2010, North Carolina State University Department of Physics. The design of this site nor the
contents may be copied without the express written permission of the NC State University Department of Physics.


WebDemo
North Carolina State University
All Rights Reserved, 2011