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Sail Against the Wind
# 1J30.60


Description: First show with the sail set so the cart is blown away from the fan. Then set the sail so the cart moves towards the fan.

Parts: Pasco dynamics cart track, Pasco fan cart

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 10 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Pasco Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 02-10 Use a skateboard cart with a foam core sail.
The American Journal of Physics AJP 28(3),259 Apparatus Drawings Project No.4: A sailboat rides in an air trough which serves as a keel. Set the angle of the sail with respect to the wind.
The American Journal of Physics AJP 40(4),626 A sail is mounted on an air track cart. A table fan supplies the wind.
The American Journal of Physics AJP 40(8),1172 Use a large fan to blow at an air track glide with a sail.

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