Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

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".

Comments (3)

insert here

Posted over 2 years by Anonymous 00:00:01

insert here

Posted over 2 years by Anonymous 00:00:14

insert here

Posted over 2 years by Anonymous 00:00:08

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Category: Science | Updated over 5 years ago

Created
July 07, 2009 11:45
Category
Tags
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
44727 times

More from MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Rubber and Glass Rods with Tinsel and Balloon

Rubber and Glass Rods with Tinsel a...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:02:02 | 41648 views

Spray Paint Oscillator

Spray Paint Oscillator

Added over 7 years ago | 00:00:51 | 29721 views

MIT Physics Demo -- Pendulum and Magnet

MIT Physics Demo -- Pendulum and Ma...

Added 8 years ago | 00:01:11 | 44996 views

MIT Physics Demo -- No-Win Tug of War

MIT Physics Demo -- No-Win Tug of War

Added over 7 years ago | 00:00:33 | 40970 views

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel G...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:01:28 | 175636 views

Soap Film Oscillation

Soap Film Oscillation

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:04:27 | 48349 views