Euler's Disk

  • Published: 15 June 2019
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    Matt Parker's great video about the ratio between spin-rate and precession-rate for the disk:
    Moffat's famous article on the finite time singularity of an Euler's Disk:
    response to Moffat:

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    Michael Stevens
    PO Box 33168
    L.A. CA 90033


    Hosted by
    Michael Stevens

    Edited by
    Hannah Canetti

    VFX by
    Jack Merline

    Music from AudioNetwork

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Comments • 6 005

  • Samuel Nelson
    Samuel Nelson  2 days back


    IT 2 be like

    • TenTheDesigner
      TenTheDesigner  4 days back

      NO! Your name is NOT Michael Stevens it’s “Hey Vsauce Michael Here” 😡

      • Unknown Epic Face
        Unknown Epic Face  6 days back

        Did anyone win a starring contest with Michael?

        • Luke Hundley
          Luke Hundley  6 days back

          Thank you!

          • Itz Dioun
            Itz Dioun  7 days back

            2:04 he is having trauma from te gun sounds from world war 2

            • Expired Cornflakes
              Expired Cornflakes  1 weeks back

              Why are all the objects on the table moving every couple seconds

              It’s making me uncomfortable

              • Sir Awesomeness
                Sir Awesomeness  1 weeks back

                The sound after 1:22 is so asmry

                • Marcel Moonen
                  Marcel Moonen  1 weeks back

                  Came for the science, entered an advertisement

                  • Someone Unknown
                    Someone Unknown  2 weeks back

                    You are SO weird I love it!

                    • Wise One
                      Wise One  2 weeks back

                      Why did America invade?
                      For the *Eul...*

                      • Quiyum Gaming
                        Quiyum Gaming  2 weeks back

                        Big Bang Theory

                        • Pankaj Goyal
                          Pankaj Goyal  2 weeks back

                          Best demonstration for gyroscopic effect......

                          • Nik Sin
                            Nik Sin  3 weeks back

                            i want an edit of michael watching the disk spinning for 10 hours then he looks up slowly

                            • sign543
                              sign543  3 weeks back

                              And here I was thinking that it was....all about that base. 🤔

                              • sign543
                                sign543  3 weeks back

                                I wonder if anybody could even make it? Is the actual loss-of-energy-process a proprietary thing that is trademarked??

                                • sign543
                                  sign543  3 weeks back

                                  I was CRACKING UP during the stare and the spin 😆

                                  • NightSword
                                    NightSword  3 weeks back

                                    Michael never came out of the isolation chamber. Only a mad scientist did. He gave up his life and sanity for science. We shall never forget his contribution to humanity. Now Kevin is the sole survivor of Vsauce. Michael, is gone. :C

                                    • Christian
                                      Christian  3 weeks back

                                      hey michael, stop making these horror films

                                      • Timothink
                                        Timothink  3 weeks back

                                        Fidget toys:
                                        Kids: Fidget spinners
                                        Vsauce: Cardboard disk and a pencil

                                        • mario Cazares
                                          mario Cazares  3 weeks back

                                          That intro gave me life

                                          • yoshi
                                            yoshi  3 weeks back

                                            why is nobody talking about 7:38?

                                            • Jayden Jones
                                              Jayden Jones  3 weeks back

                                              Hi dude, looks great! I’m looking to buy one off your website but there’s no indication of which currency it’s in? Is it AU?

                                              • Soren Gibbs
                                                Soren Gibbs  4 weeks back

                                                2:30 i laughed pretty hard

                                                • Ishari
                                                  Ishari  4 weeks back

                                                  That baseball demonstration gave me KSP flashbacks

                                                  • Petros Stefanidis
                                                    Petros Stefanidis  4 weeks back

                                                    Damn, I can't leave before it stops!

                                                    • AwesomePow
                                                      AwesomePow  4 weeks back


                                                      • Kari Michalosky
                                                        Kari Michalosky  4 weeks back

                                                        2 minutes of this video is dedicated to Michael watching a circle spin. 👌

                                                        • ethan alexander
                                                          ethan alexander  4 weeks back

                                                          Michael, blink, please. We're all worried

                                                          • TYREKE
                                                            TYREKE  4 weeks back

                                                            2:28 who else was waiting for it to explode for some reason?

                                                            • Michael Schwantz
                                                              Michael Schwantz  4 weeks back

                                                              That was cool and all but did anyone else think the tilt of the globe looked a little exaggerated

                                                              • jarred marques
                                                                jarred marques  4 weeks back

                                                                Creep to the e

                                                                • greyson daniels
                                                                  greyson daniels  4 weeks back

                                                                  Thanks for that overwhelming dose of anxiety lol

                                                                  • friendly911 OS
                                                                    friendly911 OS  4 weeks back

                                                                    Michael announces new Curiosity box "we only have a few units left", do you ever have an abundance of it left? no, it's a sale pitch.

                                                                    • ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN
                                                                      ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN  1 months back

                                                                      "Browsing YouTube" ohh its Michael from VSauce let's see what he's talking about...

                                                                      Opens videos immediately gets called "dingle ling"

                                                                      • Azazel
                                                                        Azazel  1 months back


                                                                        • Tim Laursen
                                                                          Tim Laursen  1 months back

                                                                          Did he just call me a dingeling?

                                                                          • MASOL
                                                                            MASOL  1 months back

                                                                            2:24 someone do a 10 hour vers plz

                                                                            • Orphea Echelon
                                                                              Orphea Echelon  1 months back

                                                                              I... psst. You can't apply a constant force on one point of the spinning disc with your breath. I see like, what you're explaining? But this might cause hangups a little later for those you're teaching.

                                                                              But please keep posting these. I mean, ...
                                                                              Adults that need to hear this will hear it


                                                                              • hemant sharma
                                                                                hemant sharma  1 months back

                                                                                I gotta go and see Vsauce now !

                                                                                • Rory King
                                                                                  Rory King  1 months back

                                                                                  This guy, and Neil Degrasse Tyson in the same room educating would one of the funnest things to watch. Science is fun.

                                                                                  • Shawna Graham
                                                                                    Shawna Graham  1 months back

                                                                                    I need that in my life!!!!!
                                                                                    Must get one!!!!!!
                                                                                    I stumbled onto your channel I’m glad I did. Really cool stuff!

                                                                                    • G L
                                                                                      G L  1 months back

                                                                                      Are you living back in the USA?

                                                                                      • The Flying Pika
                                                                                        The Flying Pika  1 months back

                                                                                        2:03 it’s don’t hug me I’m scared all over again...

                                                                                        • Dom Cristante
                                                                                          Dom Cristante  1 months back

                                                                                          heads up Micheal, RED cameras cost alot

                                                                                          • James Reed
                                                                                            James Reed  1 months back

                                                                                            @ 2:04 we locked eyes, and something was shared.

                                                                                            • kummer45
                                                                                              kummer45  1 months back

                                                                                              The video skips frames, obviously. That makes the movement of that disk so creepy. The sound of it hitting the surface makes it more frightening. The beauty of this is to describe it with Lagrange or Hamiltonian mechanics. However the practitioner will face elliptic integrals in the process. It becomes a true feat of physical mathematics. It is simply beautiful.

                                                                                              The description and simulation of this movement and behavior is a tour the force in computer physics animation and modeling.

                                                                                              • Dutchys Packin
                                                                                                Dutchys Packin  1 months back

                                                                                                I have on3 of these

                                                                                                • Left Hand mechanical Inc.

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