Amazing Pendulum Effect

When you suspend a weight from a pivot, it can swing freely and it is something that is known as a pendulum. In some cases, a pendulum may actually move on its own thanks to the movement of the earth but for our purposes, these types of pendulums are often only in movement when we start them in motion. In fact, there is a specific mathematical equation that can explain it all, but regardless of the math behind it, it is amazing to see.

In this video, you see a rather remarkable pendulum effect that occurs when you have a series of pendulums at specific lengths that are all started from the same position. When they begin, they are in use in but it doesn’t take long before patterns start to appear. In fact, those patterns are very pleasing to the eyes and it takes approximately one minute before the pattern resets and begins all over again.

Understanding pendulums can really give you a glimpse into the world around us and help you to appreciate, not only science but mathematics. There is even an extremely large pendulum at the Smithsonian museum and others elsewhere that shows how it is directly related to the movement of the earth.


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