Eric Laithwaite's 1974 Lecture
Engineer Through the Looking Glass"
UPDATE: Sept. 29. 2008
A one hour Royal Institutionís 1974-75 Christmas Lecture
that has caused so much discussion. The 1 hour lecture is split into 19 parts
for easy downloading. Click on the picture to start the video.
part has the introduction to the lecture. There is a little dramatization in
this section. No demonstrations.
of a beautiful brass victorian gyroscope. Explains briefly how mass can be
measured. A demonstration of angle of friction. Importance of not defining
laws/rules that restrict understanding.
of 'resistance' in a coil of wire (and how the axis is important). A general
comment on how things can either work/not work when on a different axises.
gimbal rings. Precession. Torque. Good demonstration of precession with Victorian
gyroscope. Shows that a gyroscope precession has little/no inertia. Nutation
toy gyroscope on a tower. Another demonstration of the tower/gyroscope on ice
to show there is so little inertia from a gyroscope.
on a arm. No angular momentum.
powered gyroscope (5000 rpm - 8 lb). Searching for centrifugal force.
Gyroscope hanging over the top of a table. Out of balance by 2 kg.
on a arm with a second pivot point. Making a body lighter than it is.
lb gyroscope hanging from a long piece of string.
lifts a 18 lb gyroscope with a 6lb shaft running at 2000rpm.
gyro and a rubber mat. The energy contained within a gyroscope.
lb gyroscope on a stand.
wrong with the scientific world.
law only applies to DC and not AC. Eric Suggests that Newton's laws of motion
are restricted to mass in straight lines.
gyro. Proving there is no/little momentum.
perpetual motion can and does not exist.
in a Swiss Bus.
level explanation of a gyroscope.
up. The future.
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