Faster-than-g Falling Chain


  • Hold both ends of the chain- one end in each hand- so that the chain hangs freely and forms a U shape.
  • When one end of the chain is released it accelerates toward the ground faster than g. To prove it, drop an object simultaneously with the chain end, and listen to hear which one strikes the ground first.
  • Requires standing on ladder.
  • Chain located in L02, section B3. Plastic balls in section A2.