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I'm trying to understand by what mechanism a whip can multiply the velocity of the initial arm motion until it reaches the speed of sound, how is it doing this?
It's not the tapering, it's the throwback at the end of the line:I have found that you can easily crack a leather cord with no tapering, therefore the belief that the phenomenon is due to the mass variance along the length of the whip is incorrect.
Your "therefore" does not follow.I have found that you can easily crack a leather cord with no tapering, therefore the belief that the phenomenon is due to the mass variance along the length of the whip is incorrect.