Slinky Drop in Slow Motion! How does a slinky fall when extended by its own weight and then released? We were surprised by the answer — and especially by what the answer looks like. Veritasium’s Derek Muller meets with Associate Professor Rod Cross, a physicist at the University of Sydney, to sort it all out in slow motion:
And here’s part three:
Related reading: Mechanical longitudinal waves or compression waves.
Thanks, Todd Burks.