What happens to the bottom-end of a Slinky if you hold it dangling by top-end and drop it? ABC in Australia made a programme out of it. You can watch it following the link below. Try to answer without watching the video to the point where it is revealed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAA613hqqZ0&feature=g-all-u
Nice find, thanks! (And I love my ABC, the *real* ABC ;-) )
thanks for sharing!!
Interesting physics.. Thanks @Vincent-Lyon.Fr for sharing it.
All of Derek's videos are great. I recommend those on Earth/Moon, inertia and laws of motion. Search for "How far away is the Moon (the scale of the universe)" "Spinning tube trick" is also challenging.
Very nice find indeed - I love this type of stuff!
Cool post! I had a hunch it wouldn't move, but even when I see the video it looks super counter-intuitive. Good food for thought.
If I may use an anthropomorphism: the bottom coil doesn't 'know' that the top end has been let loose until the wave has told it by carrying the information down.
Very interesting stuff, indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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