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Start one of these two pendulums swinging and soon you’ll see the other pendulum start swinging, too. Keep watching and you’ll see the two pendulums take turns, alternately swinging energetically and coming to a near standstill.
Where: Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
Draw hypnotically flowing patterns with a swinging table, and watch friction cause the patterns to slowly shrink along a spiral path.
Lift the handle to start this row of pendulums swinging, and then watch as they move in and out of a repeating series of mesmerizing patterns.
Sand traces a pendulum‘s motion.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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