Pendulum Wave

How It Works

Here’s an explanation how the Pendulum Wave works:

  • 15 pendulums, each with a unique length
  • The length of the longest pendulum has been adjusted so that it executes 51 oscillations in 60 seconds period.
  • The length of each successive shorter pendulum is carefully adjusted so that it executes one additional oscillation in this period. Thus, the 15th pendulum (shortest) undergoes 65 oscillations.
  • When all 15 pendulums are started together, they quickly fall out of sync-their relative phases continuously change because of their different periods of oscillations. However, after 60 seconds they will all have executed an integral number of oscillations and be back in sync again at that instant, ready to repeat the dance.

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