Squash Algorithm

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| Squash Algorithm 3D | Anaglyph |

Safety Tips

  1. Do not try this at home. Try it at a friend's home.
  2. Have a Squash Goddess present.
  3. Consult a Squash Goddess on the consequences of not complying with either of the above.
The Squash Algorithm, with lovely assistant and plank The Squash Algorithm closeup, without plank starting The Squash Algorithm, with plank

Technical Notes

The Squash Algorithm was inspired by the pendulum setup my daughter and I saw at the San Francisco Exploratorium.

They had various measurements on the strings (table below), which we managed to duplicate by using various algorithms (which can be found all over the net), both with real squashes and in computer models.
period/seconds length of string/inches
Exploratorium measures
length of string/cm
calculated using a formula
15 3918 99.36
16 3438 87.33
17 301532 77.36
18 27532 69.00
19 2438 61.93
20 22 55.89
21 193132 50.69
22 18316 46.19
23 1658 42.26
24 15932 38.81

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