The Physics Behind The Bead Chain Experiment

A few days ago I showed the amazing bead chain experiment in slow motion. The original is above. Today, I point you towards the physics behind it!

Over at Empirical Zeal, they offer an indepth analysis of what is actually happening. When I say indepth, I mean indepth! They explain about momentum (mass x velocity) and force (change in momentum / duration), and show how a knowledge of these allows you to determine the speed of the chain and the physics behind it. It’s fascinating stuff.

Onwards!

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