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The Actual Mathematics of Popping Champagne Corks

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Channel: Stand-up Maths
Categories: Physics   |   Math   |   Science  
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Thanks to Helen Czerski for making the video with me!

Helen is physicist, oceanographer and broadcaster in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London.

You should check out her book Storm in a Teacup.

Watch the Helmholtz equation working out on my second channel:

If you need a gif of the champagne cork popping you can download this one.

Previously I used a spectrogram app to measure how fast a fidget spinner can move.

I use the SpectrumView app, but there are loads of spectrogram apps out there.

- There is a five-second audio glitch at 10:30 and a second at 15:31 when some wild reverb appears.
- At 16:02 I got the “tempurature” spelling wrong! First spotted by planetsoccer99.
- Let me know if you spot any other mistakes!

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Filming and editing by Trunkman Productions
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