Ring And Disc On Inclined Plane

Purpose

To demonstrate the effect of moment of inertia on the acceleration of bodies rolling down an inclined plane.

Equipment

Ring, disc, and incline.

Images

d2-01

Description

A solid disc and a thin ring having the same mass and the same radius roll down an incline starting at rest from the same position. The roller with the greater moment of inertia, in this case the ring, rolls more slowly.

References

PIRA 1Q10.30)