Date: Tue Nov 21 08:30:15 2006

Author: Wolfgang Rueckner

Subject: horizontal oscillator

Post:

On Nov 20, 2006, at 6:14 PM, Roger Key wrote:

> It's like the requests we always get from new faculty that want a
> horizontal spring (like the illustration in the textbooks) that
> will work under both tension and compression to show oscillations.
>
> Has anyone mastered that demo yet? I'd love to see it.
>
> Rk
>
> best wishes to all this holiday season!

Stretch a short length of a metal slinky so that its coils are
separated about 1/2" when in its neutral equilibrium state. Attach
one end to an air-track glider and the other end to the air track end-
post. -- Wolfgang




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