Mesmerizing Pendulums

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This shows a simulation of 15 pendulums with periods from 41 to 55 oscillations per minute, started in sync. As a group, they change from moments of beautiful harmony to what appears to be chaos. Each pendulum is, of course, unwavering in its oscillation period until they "find" one another again.

Contributed by: Steve Eichblatt (January 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



See the YouTube video of the real pendulums here.

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