Centripetal Force
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00:00 - 02:02
2m 2s
Beakman attaches a small weight to the end of a string and puts it in a tube with a barbell attached to the other end of the string. While spinning the top weight in a circle, he creates a pull in the middle and it pulls up on the barbell.

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