Produced by: NHK, UR, SABC2, SABC Education
Finalist in: Engaging Young Scientists
When a ball is rolled down from a certain height, it will reach the finish line fastest when rolled on a certain curve called the cycloid. When multiple balls are rolled on this curve, all the balls will always finish at the same time, no matter where on the curve they begin rolling from. Enjoy the motor phenomenon that is produced from this mysterious curve.