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ERIC Number: EJ1059625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Tablecloth Pull Revisited
Vollmer, Michael; Mollmann, Klaus-Peter
Physics Education, v50 n3 p324-328 May 2015
A very old and well-known magical trick is the so-called tablecloth pull. A tableĀ is covered with a tablecloth, on top of which are certain objects. The task is to remove the tablecloth while the objects--which must not be touched--stay on top of the table. This article describes the physics behind the experiment, and presents examples recorded with high-speed cameras.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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