Chain scale

Item number: 410
Technology Dimensions: 80 cm x 360 cm x 113 cm

You lift one of the Plexiglas pots and observe what happens to the chain. What else happens if you bring both pots to the same height and then slowly change the height?

3.900 €

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on the exhibit "Chain scale"

By lifting a pot, on one side less free chain links hang than on the other. The additional weight on one side accelerates the chain evenly. The chain can be accelerated to different degrees. The higher the stroke between the two pots - i.e. the more chain links there are on one side - the faster the chain is accelerated.

The English physicist and inventor George Atwood determined the acceleration due to gravity in 1784 with a similar falling machine.

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