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Drop Lead and Cork Balls
Description: This demonstration is used to show that the acceleration due to gravity does not depend on the mass of the object. F = G(Mm)/(r*r) = ma. Solving this for acceleration gives: a = GM/(r*r).
Instructions: Simultaneously drop a lead ball and cork while standing on the lecture bench or small stool.
Hazards: When dropped on one's foot, a lead ball could cause some discomfort.
Small stool (if requested)
Pizza pan (if requested)
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