Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
Volume 2 - October 2013 (10)
Springs are used in simple demonstrations for the students of Physics classes to illustrate the Hookeâ€™s Law and harmonic oscillations. The spring is usually considered as a light object that does not possess a mass. What happens if the spring is heavy, that is, its mass is not negligible? This paper aims to discuss this problem as plainly as possible. An experiment is also proposed.
Heavy Spring, Hookeâ€™s Law, Oscillation, Physics Class
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