Collision Balls

Collision Balls

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Description
This type of apparatus, with an odd number of balls suspended from strings, has been used to demonstrate the conservation of momentum since the early seventeenth century. This unsigned five-ball example was shown to students at the Case Institute of Technology.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
collision balls
Measurements
overall: 25 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 64.77 cm x 24.13 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
PH.323670
catalog number
323670
accession number
251332
Credit Line
Case Institute of Technology
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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