Day 26: Slinky physics

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When I finish comments, I’m going to write this up in more detail, but Saturday we talked about the physics of falling slinkys, and I thought it would be helpful to explain what is going on by thinking about a coil at the top, middle and bottom of the slinky. Of course, that meant finding the mass of a single coil, which is easy enough to do when you have a pair of bolt cutters.

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2 Responses to Day 26: Slinky physics

  1. boadams1 says:

    Assuming you heard recent podcast on this from RadioLab, I think.

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