University of Sydney

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Dr. Mike Wheatland, University of Sydney – Physics of a Falling Slinky

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In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mike Wheatland of the University of Sydney explains the gravity-defying physics of a falling Slinky.

Mike Wheatland is an associate professor of physics at the University of Sydney. His research interests include solar flares and solar activity, the statistics of that activity, coronal magnetic fields, solar-terrestrial relations, and Bayesian probability. He has also worked on a project to model the physics of a falling slinky.

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