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Coin Toss

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: negative
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Date made: 1965

Multiflash photography: With a flick of the thumb, an assistant sends a silver dollar spining head over tail until it bounces from a tabletop. Even the strobe cannot predict which way the coin will ultimately land. (from "Stopping Time" (1987), p. 111). (CC)


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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor