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ERIC Number: EJ1115427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Let Students Discover an Important Physical Property of a Slinky
Gash, Philip
Physics Teacher, v54 n7 p431-433 Oct 2016
This paper describes a simple experiment that lets first-year physics and engineering students discover an important physical property of a Slinky. The restoring force for the fundamental oscillation frequency is provided only by those coils between the support and the Slinky center of mass.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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