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How to synchronise five metronomes

(1:24) Synchronization of 5 coupled metronomes at Lancaster University.

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Guest: moi (3763 days ago)
Yep, that's university for you - put things on beer cans and look at them for long periods of time, standing up and swaying gently.
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Yep, that's university for you - put things on beer cans and look at them for long periods of time, standing up and swaying gently.
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Guest: gilly (3663 days ago)
get a job
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get a job
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Guest: BigHot (3763 days ago)
This didn't work with my electronic metronome?
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This didn't work with my electronic metronome?
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Guest: (3381 days ago)
Latest comment: That's awesome
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Latest comment: That's awesome
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Guest: (3763 days ago)
2nd from the left almost let the team down, but picked it up in the end!
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2nd from the left almost let the team down, but picked it up in the end!
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Guest: Elliott (3588 days ago)
WOOO lancaster uni rules :P yea im sad im sat here in halls atm when i should be out drinkin :(
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WOOO lancaster uni rules :P yea im sad im sat here in halls atm when i should be out drinkin :(
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Guest: Richard (3464 days ago)
To explain: the 5 metronomes normally run at frequencies which are close to each other, but not exactly the same. The moveable base means that if (say) 3 are running slightly ahead of the other 2, they can drag the other 2 to be a little faster. Thus they tend to synchronise. Virtually all oscillating systems will show similar behaviour. That's because the tuning isn't sharply peaked. Imagine de-tuning your radio just a fraction: it still picks up the station's transmission.
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To explain: the 5 metronomes normally run at frequencies which are close to each other, but not exactly the same. The moveable base means that if (say) 3 are running slightly ahead of the other 2, they can drag the other 2 to be a little faster. Thus they tend to synchronise. Virtually all oscillating systems will show similar behaviour. That's because the tuning isn't sharply peaked. Imagine de-tuning your radio just a fraction: it still picks up the station's transmission.
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Milky Milky (3763 days ago)
Now try doing that with 6 metronomes, smart-ass!
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Now try doing that with 6 metronomes, smart-ass!
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Guest: LeningradCowboy (3528 days ago)
I presume it was this sort of effect that buggered the millennium bridge in London.
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I presume it was this sort of effect that buggered the millennium bridge in London.
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Guest: HS (3484 days ago)
In stead of these smart ass comments, couldn't someone just explain the phenomenon?
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In stead of these smart ass comments, couldn't someone just explain the phenomenon?
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Guest: CUST (3482 days ago)
THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST THE MOST BORING VIDEO ON BOREME
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THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST THE MOST BORING VIDEO ON BOREME
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Guest: demoninatutu (3599 days ago)
Brilliantly simple demonstration of a very important phenomenon. It's this coupled synchronisation that keeps your heart beating in rhythm. When that coupling breaks down, you get a heart attack.
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Brilliantly simple demonstration of a very important phenomenon. It's this coupled synchronisation that keeps your heart beating in rhythm. When that coupling breaks down, you get a heart attack.
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