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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. When it is set into motion, its behavior is impossible to predict in the traditional sense of finding an equation that describes how the positions of the three double pendulums change as time passes.
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Modern Physics
- Chaos & Non-linear Dynamics
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- General
Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Pendula
- Informal Education
- Audio/Visual
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image credit: Amy Snyder, © Exploratorium; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from June 8, 2011 until June 22, 2011. View the feature here!

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Keyword: chaotic pendulum
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 7, 2011 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Aug 18, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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