Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite
|An instructor is demonstrating the motion of waves on a long, taut spring. He is holding the spring at one end and will move it so the spring will move back and forth on the floor. The spring is rigidly connected to a metal rod at its other end. The spring is under a tension T and it has a mass density m. The instructor starts a pulse moving towards the right as shown in the figure below. The pulse is triangular and is not symmetric. The figure is shown at a time t0.|
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