Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pendulum Waves

Wow. This is really interesting.

What now? you ask.

Well, seems that the folks at Harvard have made a pendulum that is 'not your average bear' pendulum. 

Instead of the normal back and forth motion one normally sees when a pendulum 'does its thing', this pendulum produces harmonic and non-harmonic motion.

Ok, I know that is a head scratcher so don't worry so much about the science (though they do include information as to how this is done).

Instead, enjoy the amazing movements of the pendulum in this
1 minute 45 sec video. HERE'S THE LINK

And if this has piqued your interest in pendulums, especially you scientific types and homeschoolers, and you want to know more, HERE'S A LINK