No matter how long the slinky is, the bottom of the slinky will stay still (hover) until the top reaches it. Even if the slinky is over 1000 feet long.
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HOW IS GRAVITY EVEN REAL
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Gravity acts on every part of an object, that much is true. However, what’s going on here is so much more complicated than gravity. The spring compresses because its shape means the rings want to be together. I’m sure we all know Newton’s Third Law: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction - that is to say, for every bit of gravitational force bringing the top of the Slinky down, there is an equal amount of tension force bringing the bottom of the Slinky up. The bottom of the Slinky doesn’t move because the force of the rings bringing themselves up to meet the ring above them pulls it up at a rate equal to that of gravity.
Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in Arizona. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.
It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.