Norwegian Mad Scientist RISKS LIFE To Prove Newton’s Law! [VIDEO]

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Physicist Andreas Wahl wanted to make a point that proved he knows a thing or two about the laws of physics. In this case he wanted to demonstrate the Newtonian laws of circular motion which states that things rotate faster when they hit a central point.

In physics, circular motion is a movement of an object along the circumference of a circle or rotation along a circular path. It can be uniform, with constant angular rate of rotation and constant speed, or non-uniform with a changing rate of rotation. The rotation around a fixed axis of a three-dimensional body involves circular motion of its parts. The equations of motion describe the movement of the center of mass of a body.

Examples of circular motion include: an artificial satellite orbiting the Earth at constant height, a stone which is tied to a rope and is being swung in circles, a car turning through a curve in a race track, an electron moving perpendicular to a uniform magnetic field, and a gear turning inside a mechanism.

Since the object’s velocity vector is constantly changing direction, the moving object is undergoing acceleration by a centripetal force in the direction of the center of rotation. Without this acceleration, the object would move in a straight line, according to Newton’s laws of motion.

To do so he had assists hoist him up in the air attached to a rope with a weight at the other end and then drop him over 40 feet with the hope Newton’s law was in effect. The film crew was from “Life on the Line” on the Norwegian channel NRK Viten. This is a very cool video!

.Figure 4: Polar coordinates for circular trajectory. On the left is a unit circle showing the changes

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