Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 17:17:13 -0800
Author: Andrew Graham
Subject: Re: ideal springs
I ordered some of these from Central Scientific about two years ago.
Look under Hooke's Law Springs. They're conical and made of brass.
On Thu, 22 Feb 2001 17:12:02 -0500 Aaron Titus
> I haven't heard back from anyone regarding where to buy those springs that
> minimize the effect of the spring's mass on the SHM data. Any ideas? I've
> searched the web with no luck.
> Where is the cheapest place to buy "ideal" springs (no, not massless ones,
> "real ideal" springs). I think they are called conical springs because
> they are cone-shaped and have variable spring constant (i.e. stiffer on one
> Dr. Aaron Titus
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Andrew J. Graham, Ph.D.
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Appalachian State University
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