Newton's pendulum

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Description

Newton's pendulum is a toy consisting of five identical balls each of them hanging from a rack from a couple of threads of equal length, so that all of them are in contact and aligned. When you separate one of the balls from one end and let the ball fall, the one at the other end starts to move and reaches the same height as the ball that dropped initially, while the rest of balls keep colliding with each other.
The toy was invented in 1967 by the English actor Simon Prebble and its name is a homage to the scientist and mathematician Isaac Newton, used to demonstrate, in a very graphic way the laws of motion, best known as the Laws of Newton. One of them, the law of conservation of energy, which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed. That is, energy always is kept and preserved, as it is the case with this curious toy.

To play with the Newton pendulum one should take one or more balls and drop them so that they hit the rest. The result is different depending on the number of balls used in each spin. There is a fun and rhythmic effect that has no end.

Newton pendulum features:

  • Newton's pendulum
  • 5 metal balls
  • Dimensions: 15 x 14 x 14 cm
  • Metal structure

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