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Wave Propagation in a Coil Spring

  1. Jun 25, 2012 #1
    I am studying the vibrations in a coil spring, and want to confirm with others that my derivation is correct.

    I found that for small oscillations the spring is described by the 1-D wave equation, with wave speed k*l^2/m. where k is the spring constant, l is the spring length, and m is the spring mass. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2012 #2

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    Just looking at the dimensions, it should be square root of that.
     
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