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Air-Bearing Maxwell Top

Neher, H. V. (1962) Air-Bearing Maxwell Top. American Journal of Physics, 30 (7). pp. 503-506. ISSN 0002-9505.

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The Maxwell top herein described is suitable for use in a student laboratory. With it, measurements may be made on angular acceleration and precessional motion. Over a wide range of angular speeds, friction is too small to affect the measurements. The precision attainable is limited primarily by the patience and skill of the experimenter.

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Additional Information:©1962 American Association of Physics Teachers. (Received March 3, 1962) The author wishes to thank the shop men who so skillfully fabricated these tops. He also wishes to thank Professor R.B. Leighton for some useful suggestions as to how best to arrive at a satisfactory mechanical design.
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