Ohhhhh So Pretty: Mesmerizing Pendulum Waves [Video]

You want to sleep. Your eyes are getting heavy. You are becoming sleepy. Ok, you’re now sleeping. You are now a wild Snorlax.

Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and random motion.



4 Responses to Ohhhhh So Pretty: Mesmerizing Pendulum Waves [Video]

  1. Hmm… All right, sure, looks awesome, no doubt there. But, it seems like the balls would have slowed down a bit sooner than they seemed to. Course, that could just be my sense, and it could be mistaken, but still…

  2. My high school physics teacher (or industrial engineering teacher) would have loved having us analyze this.

    I'm grateful to them, because at times my brain would not focus on the video and follow what was occurring from a physics standpoint.

    Love mechanical physics!

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