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A slinky falling in slow motion

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A slinky falling in slow motion

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Re: A slinky falling in slow motion

Looks very strange.
Despite being explained just doesn't look right, very weird.
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Re: A slinky falling in slow motion

No vertical motion at the bottom of the slinky but rotational motion...interesting.
I would have theorised that the bottom of the slinky was being pulled upwards by the contraction of the spring and that force is equal and opposite to the force of gravity therefore the bottom remains stationary.
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Re: A slinky falling in slow motion

@Strat, You hit the nail on the head.