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Waves on a Chain

A long beaded chain is looped over a motor pulley. When the motor is turned on, a disturbance in the chain causes waves to propagate through it. When the motor is brought up to full speed and the chain is knocked off the pulley it will maintain its shape for a few seconds and appear to "walk".

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July 07, 2009 11:45
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