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Inertia Masses

A 100 g mass is suspended from a 1 kg mass which is suspended from a crossbar. A sharp downward pull breaks the lower thread; a slow pull the upper thread.

Fishbane Chapter:   4.1
HRW 9th:   5.03
Reese Chapter:   5.3
RHK 5th:   3.4
SJ 3rd Chapter:   4.2
PIRA DCS classification:   1F20.10

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