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How does a slinky go down stairs?

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One little push and the Slinky will flip down the stairs.

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Why can't a slinky go upstairs?

slinky can't walk up stairs because gravity doesn't take the slinky up just down :[


How do you make a slinky walk?

Set it off at the top of some stairs.


What goes up and down without moving-?

The answer to this riddle is "a staircase". Of course the staircase does not actually move up and down, but when you refer to a staircase directionally, you are either going "up the stairs" or "down the stairs". Its function in and of itself is to "go" up and down.


How does a slinky work?

The Slinky, like all objects, tends to resist change in its motion. Because of this inertia, if it were placed at the top of the stairs it would stay at rest without moving at all. At this point it has potential or stored energy. But once it is started down the stairs and gravity affects it, the potential energy is converted to the energy of motion or kinetic energy and the Slinky gracefully tumbles coil by coil down the stairs.The physical properties of the slinky determine how quickly it moves under the influence of gravity. Although its movement may look simple, from a scientific point of view the motion is quite complex. As the slinky moves down the steps, energy is transferred along its length in a longitudinal or compressional wave, which resembles a sound wave that travels through a substance by transferring a pulse of energy to the next molecule. How quickly the wave moves depends on the spring constant and the mass of the metal. Other factors, such as the length of the slinky, the diameter of the coils and the height of the step must be considered to completely understand why a slinky moves as it does.


What year did James Richard invented the slinky?

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Related questions

Which toy has the ability to walk down the stairs?

A slinky (of the correct size) can walk down the stairs.


Why can't a slinky go upstairs?

slinky can't walk up stairs because gravity doesn't take the slinky up just down :[


Why wont a slinky work in a wide stairs?

easy throw it down the stairs the bend and stech bend strecth you should try it. Next editor: If the "improve question" option were available: "How do Slinkys go down stairs?"


The functioning of an electron transport chain is analogous to?

a slinky toy going down a flight of stairs


How would your lives be different without the slinky?

we wouldn't have the amazement of watching it fall down the stairs


How has a slinky changed over the years?

Well, in my opinion it has got worse :/ i tried to push it down the stairs but it snapped ...


How do you make a slinky toy walk across a flat surface not on stairs?

You put it in walking position, then you blow on it as hard as you can. It'll walk in a jiffy then!


Do stairs go up or down?

Stairs go up and come down as well.


What can you do with a slinky?

well, i will tell two tricks. the first one i call the mid-flip. Hold the top and bottom sides of the slinky, pull the top side. In mid-pull let go of the slinky and possibly 5 milliseconds after try to catch the slinky. And number two, is call the boomerang. Hold the bottom of the slinky throw or push the top away from you. (Don't let go!) if done correctly the slinky will pull back to you.


Why is Slinky part of toy history?

The "Slinky" was voted as one of the top one hundred toy inventions by members of the toy Industry . "What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound? A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing! Everyone knows it's Slinky. It's Slinky, it's Slinky. For fun it's a wonderful toy. It's Slinky, it's Slinky. It's fun for a girl or a boy. It's fun for a girl or a boy !"


How do you make a slinky walk?

Set it off at the top of some stairs.


What goes up and down ans still stays in the same place?

Stairs, you go up you go down but the stairs never move.