Spool Trick

Classroom Material

Contributed By
Veritasium
Subjects
Science
Audience
Classroom Teacher / Educator
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Spool Trick

Classroom Material

Right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS9OXzSRBMQ

Left: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWQ-HJ4oGKQ

It Depends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3GHiMOHEy8

What happens when nylon rope is wound around a spool and pulled horizontally to the right? Will the spool go to the right, to the left, or does it depend on how the rope is pulled?

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
Publisher
Veritasium