The Galton Board

  • Published: 14 May 2018
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    Hannah Canetti
    With special appearance by
    Michael Stevens
    Edited by
    Hannah Canetti and Michael Stevens
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    Eric Langlay
    Music by Jake Chudnow
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Comments • 4 341

  • M.A. R
    M.A. R  Před 10 hodinami

    10:30 Skip here for a mini jump-scare.

    • celestial citrus
      celestial citrus  Před 12 hodinami

      god this is sexy

      • Jorge Vazquez
        Jorge Vazquez  Před 4 dny

        4:30 PASCALS TRIANGLE!!!

        • Rich Duncan
          Rich Duncan  Před 4 dny

          Normal distribution is the formula for real life

          • Delta Predatorr
            Delta Predatorr  Před 5 dny

            Anyone else not able to hear him?

            • Markus Vakalis
              Markus Vakalis  Před 7 dny

              He had me until he started putting numbers and letters together

              • Rapha RL
                Rapha RL  Před 9 dny


                • Shawna Graham
                  Shawna Graham  Před 11 dny

                  Math. Is so awesome

                  • Oh Boy
                    Oh Boy  Před 14 dny

                    6:12 Hey Vsauce. Anxiety here.

                    • Oh Boy
                      Oh Boy  Před 14 dny

                      3:11 my brain did this thing where when I heard it the first time I swear he pronounced it Beeeautiful, but after listening again I realized that it was just my brain highlighting a good pun and Michael really didn’t say it any different than normal. My brain is literally hard wired to make puns so much that I hear them even when they’re not there.

                      • Sam Friedman
                        Sam Friedman  Před 16 dny

                        7:02 Michael I love you so much

                        • Sam Friedman
                          Sam Friedman  Před 16 dny

                          Michael just taught an entire year of Pre-Calculus in 10 minutes.

                          • Tsung Tsai
                            Tsung Tsai  Před 17 dny

                            First one didnt get me 10:30 did :( even though I was kinda expecting it.

                            • CletusMcYeetus
                              CletusMcYeetus  Před 17 dny

                              who else wants vsauce to be their teacher

                              • hondadriver1234
                                hondadriver1234  Před 19 dny

                                10:10.. thats kind of neat. If we are that predictable as more molecules get bigger. We must not be that special of a creature in the universe?

                                • AHillard1
                                  AHillard1  Před 25 dny

                                  im taking college algebra right now and you refreshed me on foil'ing a binomial lol.. thanks michael, you never fail to impress me

                                  • Goldrusher 3000
                                    Goldrusher 3000  Před 26 dny

                                    0:00 Michael can u not

                                    • SkyQuestions
                                      SkyQuestions  Před měsícem

                                      WARNING! ALGEBRA 1 INCOMING

                                      • Phanny Shmella
                                        Phanny Shmella  Před měsícem

                                        I feel like if Michael was my math teacher I'd would sincerely be doing better in life

                                        • ItsAStikbotParty!
                                          ItsAStikbotParty!  Před měsícem

                                          knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock knock "whos there?" fibbonaci

                                          • Ludomessage
                                            Ludomessage  Před měsícem

                                            If you flipped the Galton board until the universe ends would it ever show you a non-normal distribution?

                                            • Justin
                                              Justin  Před měsícem

                                              Statistically speaking, if you flipped a Galton board enough times eventually yes but, there is an exceedingly low probability of this happening even if you were to flip it millions of times due to how statistically improbable it is while still remaining theoretically possible.

                                              • Oakley Pankratz
                                                Oakley Pankratz  Před měsícem

                                                Hey Michael, I've got something that might pique your interest. Here is a link

                                                • Tim fondiggle
                                                  Tim fondiggle  Před měsícem

                                                  I know none of you know this, and I'm not going into detail about HOW I learned this, but I happen to know for certain that our boy Micheal here, gives the BEST blowjobs. He's an absolute champ I swear, and unlike most women I've met, he'll let you finish on his glasses. Thanks Micheal, for the education, entertainment, and the expert level blowjobs

                                                  • Terrance Stapleton
                                                    Terrance Stapleton  Před měsícem

                                                    On another part of CHclip Boston science center/museum

                                                    • Ramiz
                                                      Ramiz  Před měsícem


                                                      • Petr Novák
                                                        Petr Novák  Před měsícem

                                                        Out of Chaos (ran through a dozen hoops of precicely organized and perfectly ordered force) comes order... ... uhm... its not really THAT surprising if you thing about the middle part :D

                                                        • Wilhelm The Jundge
                                                          Wilhelm The Jundge  Před měsícem

                                                          6:16 *Maynard James Keenan wants to know your location*

                                                          • Spandan Saha
                                                            Spandan Saha  Před měsícem

                                                            I feel like my third eye just opened

                                                            • 4nt
                                                              4nt  Před měsícem

                                                              Well, i finally understand how to do (x+y)^z consistently now. Thank you Pascal's Triangle, i have a cheat sheet for the integers.

                                                              • Cavey Möth
                                                                Cavey Möth  Před měsícem

                                                                The jump scares have me watching this episode more often than if there were no jump scares.

                                                                • kgeter67
                                                                  kgeter67  Před měsícem

                                                                  Lose the distracting soundtrack

                                                                    3,548,023 views  Před měsícem

                                                                    I remember the first time I visited Montecristi in the Dominican Republic, wow what an awesome place. I since go back every year

                                                                    • Akash Byju
                                                                      Akash Byju  Před měsícem

                                                                      Particles going through gaps apparently randomly but finally yielding a predictable pattern... Hmm... Now where have I heard that before ;)

                                                                      • Very Real Elon Musk
                                                                        Very Real Elon Musk  Před měsícem

                                                                        Damn these Quincunts are random

                                                                        • PopBrainy
                                                                          PopBrainy  Před měsícem

                                                                          the reflection in the board makes it look like he has a microphone which makes this so much cooler

                                                                          • Kenpatchi Sarge
                                                                            Kenpatchi Sarge  Před měsícem

                                                                            Still my favorite

                                                                            • Spencer Vaughn
                                                                              Spencer Vaughn  Před měsícem

                                                                              I remember learning the Pascal’s triangle in school and it making my mind explode. It was awesome sauce!

                                                                              • james draper
                                                                                james draper  Před měsícem

                                                                                i don't wanna be that guy, but you didn't prove that the 4rd row of pascals triangle fits the sequence of coefficients of binomials raised to the 4th. effectively you just used circular reasoning. you said it does , then used that statement (and 1 example) to justify that those will be the coefficients.

                                                                                • steft horman
                                                                                  steft horman  Před měsícem

                                                                                  i remember doing that math equation in my algebra 2 class, i only remember it because my teacher had me learn it on the front board, because i didn't know how to do it at first. i can't believe that i could remember that.

                                                                                  • G-mode Plays
                                                                                    G-mode Plays  Před měsícem

                                                                                    This video would have helped me so much in math class

                                                                                    • Dylan Harding
                                                                                      Dylan Harding  Před měsícem

                                                                                      this video gave me terrifying pre-calc flashbacks

                                                                                      • Benjamin Smus
                                                                                        Benjamin Smus  Před měsícem

                                                                                        THANK YOU

                                                                                        • Joriz Bontor
                                                                                          Joriz Bontor  Před měsícem

                                                                                          Zettai Junshu☆Kyousei Kozukuri Kyokashou!!

                                                                                          • Francesco Di Bello
                                                                                            Francesco Di Bello  Před měsícem

                                                                                            Si chiama triangolo di tartaglia

                                                                                            • Mike Stoltz
                                                                                              Mike Stoltz  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                              Does anyone else see the similarities to the double slit experiment? My theory behind this is simple. There is only waves and no such thing as a particle until it is observed. A particle is just a specific point within the wave at the given moment of observation.

                                                                                              • Canaan Wilhelmsson-Haack
                                                                                                Canaan Wilhelmsson-Haack  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                Fun fact, Michael is actually just Maynard James Keenan's alter ego

                                                                                                • WeirdBrain
                                                                                                  WeirdBrain  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                  He explained Pascal's Triangle better than my math teacher.

                                                                                                  • BFisch
                                                                                                    BFisch  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                    That's not all you can take from Pascal's Triangle. I just noticed something relevant to something I have been thinking over.

                                                                                                    • The1stImmortal
                                                                                                      The1stImmortal  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                      the Galton board is fun and all, but what is that odd blackboard/whiteboard hybrid?

                                                                                                      • Isak Ohman
                                                                                                        Isak Ohman  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                        Pascal's triangle also gives powers of 11, with 1 being 11^0, 11 being 11^1, 121 being 11^2, 1331 being 11^3, and so on

                                                                                                        • massive irrelevance
                                                                                                          massive irrelevance  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                          Gheezus Key Rheist, did I see cousin IT hiding out in this video?

                                                                                                          • Clash Bluelight
                                                                                                            Clash Bluelight  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                            i actually understood this whole video... it's a miracle!

                                                                                                            • Chris Anthony
                                                                                                              Chris Anthony  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                              Brooooooo! Wtf. This is the best desk toy of all time.

                                                                                                              • Osama Anees Gadit
                                                                                                                Osama Anees Gadit  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                I learned more about binomial distribution from micheal than from A levels

                                                                                                                • Alex Van Sant
                                                                                                                  Alex Van Sant  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                  This is kinda like legitimately how i got through math in school, the patterns are 10 times easier then like doing the actual math. I think that's why i was so bad at knowing how i knew the answer without knowing the math. (no i was not cheatering either i did not have a computer this was before the internet was so relevant)

                                                                                                                  • Jamison Fawkes
                                                                                                                    Jamison Fawkes  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                    Voice crack? 1:29

                                                                                                                    • Oakley Pankratz
                                                                                                                      Oakley Pankratz  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                      If you consider the slots at the bottom to be all the different terms in the expanded form and like taking a left to be like multiplying by the first term in the binomial and bouncing right to be like multiplying by the second term in the binomial, then we see that we have to take each path to each slot 1 time only due to the distributive property. Then the number of ways to get to a slot becomes quite obviously the coefficients, therefore the sequence from Pascal's triangle.

                                                                                                                      • Toasted Uranium
                                                                                                                        Toasted Uranium  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                        “Now if you have a pulse, and are breathing, I think we can all agree that binomial powers are one of your favorite things.”

                                                                                                                        • Chris topher
                                                                                                                          Chris topher  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                          Honest question. Is it truly random if there is a design? Can the same pattern of fall out be achieved with a different arrangement of pegs?

                                                                                                                          • Patrick
                                                                                                                            Patrick  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                            Mine balls haven't dropped yet?

                                                                                                                            • Nasir Iqbal
                                                                                                                              Nasir Iqbal  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                              how can we use this for protein folding?

                                                                                                                              • Father Andy
                                                                                                                                Father Andy  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                Michael makes boring topics fun

                                                                                                                                • Jean-Paul Jouët
                                                                                                                                  Jean-Paul Jouët  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                  Man I just learned about binomial distribution and the central limit theorem how cool

                                                                                                                                  • Orion D. Hunter
                                                                                                                                    Orion D. Hunter  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                    Michael assumed 1+1=2 and 2+2=4 but actually 1+1=window and 2+2=5

                                                                                                                                    • Dan Luckins
                                                                                                                                      Dan Luckins  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                      Michael, you are the best teacher! I wish I had teachers like you in highschool, I wouldn't have quit and then had to go back later in life at which point my brain was less malleable and schooling cost me money. Teachers of the world take heed and replicate!

                                                                                                                                      • amirali gh
                                                                                                                                        amirali gh  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                        Great video

                                                                                                                                        • Mr.Fishstick _YT
                                                                                                                                          Mr.Fishstick _YT  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                          MICHAEL USED THE MaTh F WORD: FOIL

                                                                                                                                          • thetruecrocogator
                                                                                                                                            thetruecrocogator  Před 2 měsíci


                                                                                                                                            • Quacking Duck
                                                                                                                                              Quacking Duck  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                              No explanation for 10:30?

                                                                                                                                              • Erin
                                                                                                                                                Erin  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                                So how the hell can I get a free game at mini golf?

                                                                                                                                                • Steven Chapa
                                                                                                                                                  Steven Chapa  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                                  Mans pulled up FOIL

                                                                                                                                                  • Christopher Rule
                                                                                                                                                    Christopher Rule  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                                    The specific Galton board he’s using, made of nothing more than basic metal and plastic, costs $65 on amazon

                                                                                                                                                    • Kyano Vp
                                                                                                                                                      Kyano Vp  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                                      *The more you know*

                                                                                                                                                      • Voldemort
                                                                                                                                                        Voldemort  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                                        More math teachers and even college professors should use these videos as demonstrations, they are so helpful, I cant tell you how many tests I would have aced had I only seen these videos.

                                                                                                                                                        • Engineer & Machinist
                                                                                                                                                          Engineer & Machinist  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                                          I wonder if the galton board would give exact same pattern if the tilting mechanism is replaced by a valve to release the balls so that they are released in the same way everytime. You could try this by using a strong magnet hold the balls until it is fully flipped and then pull off the magnet... Don't know why I got interested in this but.. anyways your videos are awesome.. thank you..

                                                                                                                                                          • Extraterrestrial Alien
                                                                                                                                                            Extraterrestrial Alien  Před 2 měsíci

                                                                                                                                                            I am learning Pre-Calc and Pascal’s Triangle is such a useful tool to find the coefficients of binomials in expanded form. I just draw one when I have a polynomial related math problem; it’s such a beautiful thing.