Awesome slinky falling in slow motion is awesome [hd video]

Veritasium presents always amazing facts from the physics world. some of the things shown in his videos are simply amazing, like this slinky falling in slow motion.

One interesting fact is that, after the slinky is hung in the air and stabilized, you can let go of the top part the bottom part will not fall to the ground until the entire slinky is compressed and falls as one body.

The explanation behind such behavior is that the slinky, being an elastic body hung by a fixed point above the ground, is kept in equilibrium be the gravity and the internal tension. This is why, after you release the top part the bottom part will remain suspended until all the slinky parts come together on one point. Cool science, huh?

2 Responses to “Awesome slinky falling in slow motion is awesome [hd video]”

  1. yereverluvinunclebert Reply 23. Jun, 2012 at 19:48

    hung – not hanged