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ERIC Number: EJ1024892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
On the g/2 Acceleration of a Pulse in a Vertical Chain
Foster, Theodore; van Wyngaarden, Willem; Cary, Arthur; Mottmann, John
Physics Teacher, v51 n7 p394-396 Oct 2013
We have frequently enhanced our department's laboratory experiment involving standing transverse waves in a taut horizontal cord. In addition to the standard experiment, students in these labs investigate the surprising concept that the acceleration of a pulse in a chain hanging vertically is a constant and is equal to half the acceleration of gravity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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