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What makes a liquid rhythmically jump in a running blender?

  1. Jul 25, 2003 #1
    What makes a liquid rhythmically "jump" in a running blender?

    What makes a liquid rhythmically "jump" in a running blender?
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  3. Jul 25, 2003 #2
    resonance of standing waves
  4. Jul 26, 2003 #3

    But in a blender the waves aren't traveling in opposite directions, are they? So how do you get resonance of standing waves?
  5. Jul 26, 2003 #4
    I'm assuming you're talking about the blender vibrating, and the waves are coming off the walls of the container portion of the blender. Where the waves meet and make constructive interference, is where the liqiud jumps.
  6. Jul 27, 2003 #5
    Oh yeah. That makes sense now. Thank you for your answers.
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