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This video is about the chaotic pendulum exhibit at the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco. The pendulum has three connected double pendulums, and when it is set into motion its behavior is difficult to predict.
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Classical Mechanics
- General
Modern Physics
- Chaos & Non-linear Dynamics
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- Informal Education
- Audio/Visual
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image credit: Amy Snyder, © Exploratorium; image source; larger image This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from June 8, 2011 until June 22, 2011. View the feature here!

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© 2011 Exploratorium
chaotic pendulum
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Metadata instance created June 7, 2011 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated:
June 8, 2011 by Ed Lee
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February 24, 2011
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Chaotic Pendulum, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2011), <>.
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Chaotic Pendulum. (2011, February 24). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Chaotic Pendulum. San Francisco: Exploratorium, February 24, 2011. (accessed 19 November 2018).
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Chaotic Pendulum. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2011. 24 Feb. 2011. 19 Nov. 2018 <>.
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