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Transmission in springs

  1. Apr 24, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Create a boundary between two media by attaching a slinky to a coiled spring. Send pulses from one medium to the other.

    2. Relevant equations
    Describe what happens in both directions in term of speed, wavelength, frequency, and amplitude.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I just did this but it is a bit confusing.

    Pulse given from coil to slinky
    Speed faster in slinky
    wavelenght is longer in slinky
    frequency is the same
    amplitude is shorter in sliky

    Pulse is given from slinky to coil
    speed is slower in coil
    wavelenght is shorter in coil
    frequency is the same
    amplitude is the same
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