Rodić Davidson Architects

Physics for Cats, by Paul Spooner


Rodic Davidson Architects

Physics for Cats by Paul Spooner

Powered by a mouse wheel, a version of Galileo’s Inclined Plane apparatus gradually tilts a track on which a cat on a trolley is free to roll. When the forces of friction and gravity are overcome the cat travels from one end of the track to the other. Momentum is destroyed by buffers at either end of the track and springs that absorb some of the shock. A pair of boxwood spheres hanging under the cat’s tail demonstrate inertia.

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March 2019 – September 2019


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