Thursday, March 27, 2014

Math that is Stunning and Awesome

Another visually and scientifically impressive display, this time from the Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations. Watch as 15 simple pendulums of increasing lengths swing  together producing visual waves.
One complete cycle of the dance is 60 seconds. The longest strand travels 51 oscillations in this 60 seconds. Each successively shorter length executes on additional oscillation (the shortest traveling 65 therefore.) Click here for more details. 

The brain behind executing this amazes me. And while I'd never have the patience to figure this out, I sure am glad someone does! Go ahead, get mesmerized...

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