04. Forces

Types of Forces Static friction Frictional force between surfaces at rest with respect to each other. It increases with increasing applied force up to a maximum value (which is proportional to normal contact force). Kinetic friction Frictional force acting between surfaces in relative motion. Viscous forces Resistive force experienced by a solid moving in a fluid.

Continue reading 04. Forces

Hanging Forks

This simple demonstration can be done anywhere at home using the following items: an empty glass a toothpick two forks The video below demonstrates how to do it. When the forks are balanced on the mouth of the glass with the toothpick, the centre of gravity of the forks-and-toothpick system will adjust itself so that

Continue reading Hanging Forks