Chaotic Orbits

A rolling ball on a curved surface reveals the complexity of chaotic systems

Chaotic Orbit exhibitPut the power of gravitational pull in your hands! This experiment replicates the famous "three body problem." The shape of the surface acts on the rolling ball like the pull of gravity, creating chaotic patterns as the ball travels back and forth.

Location
Museum Building

 
 

Montshire Museum of Science Engage the Senses