>If it spins, it doesn’t flop

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Me: “IF IT SPINS . . .” Audience: “IT DOESN’T FLOP!” This is a shot from my Piper Physics Patrol showing the concept of angular momentum. I hold the wheel right over the student’s head and let go with my left hand (the one without the rope). It doesn’t flop and so doesn’t hit his head. Fun times.

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Associate professor of physics at Hamline.
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