I am doing a research essay in high school on researching the nonlinearity of piano hammers, but I am stuck on planning the experiment. Basically my topic is like this paper http://paws.kettering.edu/~drussell/Publications/pianohammer.pdf. However, since I am only in high school, I have trouble understanding some of the concepts, and that is why I cannot plan an experiment. I tried to ask a teacher, but this is a supposed to be an independent research essay and I am not allowed help from the school staff. So, any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!