He Spreads Couscous On The Table And Then Does This Astonishing Thing, Wow!

He Spreads Couscous On The Table And Then Does This Astonishing Thing, Wow!
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Steve Mould, a mathematician, shows how cool it is to mic creativity with science. This phenomenal science experiment will leave you astounded. He spread couscous on a table and then used a rod to make these pretty patterns. And, moreover it is all mathematics.

A real time graph paper.

A real time graph paper.

To plot the random distribution of Couscous. Spread Couscous on the table.

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Then take a bow.

Then take a bow.
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And play the table like a musical instrument. You get a pattern appearing on the table.

Chladni figures.

Chladni figures.
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These figures were explained first by Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni, who was a German physicist and musician. Although he was unable to explain the 'how' behind it. So, most of the work for explaining this was done by Sophie German.

Gauss, another mathematician brought her the recognition.

Gauss, another mathematician brought her the recognition.
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She wasn't, till she lived, given any recognition for her work in explaining the chladni figures' mathematics.

A problem of wave dynamics.

A problem of wave dynamics.
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The equations describing the problem.

The equations in three dimensions.

The equations in three dimensions.
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In animation, the pattern is explained.

In animation, the pattern is explained.
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Applying the randomization function once more.

Applying the randomization function once more.
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By scattering them.

This pattern takes shape.

This pattern takes shape.
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Another time it is this!

Another time it is this!
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Wow!

And then, this one is my favorite.

And then, this one is my favorite.
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Check out the video here!

And do it yourself. Mathematics just got interesting!