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Vibrations Visualized With Sand And Sound

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Vibrations Visualized With Sand And Sound

Vibrations Visualized With Sand And Sound

Vibrations Visualized With Sand And Sound

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Shake a metal plate covered in sand at certain frequencies and intricate patterns mysteriously appear. Jon Jacobsen, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd College, explains why this 200-year-old demonstration still captivates scientists and students.

VIDEO: Visual vibrations.

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