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mike2020

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- teaching non-linear waves with a star-shaped Slinky toy

Some Slinky toys are star-shaped (1st picture), like my daughter's one. Then, when extending them , it forms a periodic pattern: a non-linear wave!

It could be helpful to teach what is a nonlinear-wave or signal to students. The star-shape may be related to the dynamical phase-space of this non-linear wave. Any thoughts on this connection?

It could be helpful to teach what is a nonlinear-wave or signal to students. The star-shape may be related to the dynamical phase-space of this non-linear wave. Any thoughts on this connection?