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Homework Help: Very quick question about a spring

  1. Jan 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A wave is sent along a long spring by rabidly moving the left end to the right and keeping it there. I'm then asked to determine whether or not the spring will move forward and bounce back to its original place or if it will move forward and stay there. I'm given no actual data.

    2. Relevant equations

    As far as I know, none. I'm simply asking how a spring moves.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I thought that the spring would move forward and stay there (and this is what happened when I did it with a slinky), but I wanted to make sure before I submitted my answer.
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