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Inverse cube law (method of oscillation)

Here we compare the speed of compass oscillation vs. distance from a magnet. What kind of relationship do we observe. Is it linear? Created by Brit Cruise.

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- [Man] Breathe! (counter clicking at a slow tempo) (pencil thudding the table) (gears cranking) (counter clicking rhythmically slightly faster) (pencil scratching) (counter clicking at a moderate tempo) (counter clicking rapidly) (counter clicking more rapidly) (pencil scraping) (thudding) (pencil scraping)