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Olson, Don; Hook, Joseph; Doescher, Russell; Wolf, Steven – Physics Teacher, 2015
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse. During a gale on Nov. 7, 1940, the bridge exhibited remarkable oscillations before collapsing spectacularly (Figs. 1-5). Physicists over the years have spent a great deal of time and energy studying this event. By using open-source analysis tools and digitized footage of…
Descriptors: Scientists, Mechanics (Physics), Films, Video Technology