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Lecture Demonstrations


F50: Bernoulli's Principle


Purpose: To show how a deflected jet of air will cause enough pressure difference to hold a ball suspended in midair.



Aim a jet of gas upward from the Pasco Air track blower. Place the Ping Pong ball or styrofoam ball in the jet and notice that it stays. The air jet may be tilted about 45o and the ball will remain suspended.

Equipment List: Storage Location: CHEMP 130A


Ping Pong ball, Styrofoam ball C5.3
  Pasco air track blower Lecture Table 2


Manual: None   Setup Notes: F50 PIRA #:
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