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The Slinky Drop in slow motion – Veritasium

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.

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