Illustration of Centrifugal Force

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A woman's hand is seen with a napkin ring made to spin around the tip of the forefinger
Another illustration of centrifugal force.
(P. 64.)

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The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive

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A woman’s hand is seen with a napkin ring made to spin around the tip of the forefinger and kept in suspension by centrifugal force.

The caption reads in the original French: Rond de serviette soulevé par un rapide mouvement de rotation. — Force centrifuge et résistance de frottement.

Caption taken from the English edition titled Popular scientific recreations in natural philosophy, astronomy, geology, chemistry. London: Ward, Lock, and Co., n.d. [ca. 1882].

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