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Wilfley table

  1. Nov 22, 2014 #1
    why these riffles are made ?and These riffles increased in length incrementally from the top of the table down to the bottom.why these are made in this way? what's the advantage of making in this particular way?why this table constantly shakes?
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
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  3. Nov 22, 2014 #2


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  4. Nov 22, 2014 #3
    I am still confused (even after reading the link you gave )can you please clear all my questions/doubts given in my first post.
  5. Nov 22, 2014 #4


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    This quote from the article sums up its operation:
  6. Nov 22, 2014 #5
    I didn't understand the following point:
    The heavier particles (copper) would be held up along the riffles, while the lighter particles (the non-copper) would roll over them.can you please explain .
  7. Nov 22, 2014 #6


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    Simple physics, lighter particles bounce higher and travel further.
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