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This page contains a set of three short video clips of wave pulses on a slinky spring.  One shows a single pulse reflected from a fixed end, the second shows two pulses passing over each other, and the third is a longitudinal pulse.  LivePhoto Physics uses high-speed DV format videography in which action may be stepped frame-by-frame, thus enabling easy use of video analysis software.  The videos are 10-30 frames in length and may be viewed in step motion or real-time.  Position and time data may be measured and collected by using video-analysis tools.  

SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE for a link to download free Tracker video analysis software.  Tracker allows students to not only analyze the video in slow-motion, but also to overlay the videos with dynamical models to see how well the model matches the real world.  

This video is part of a larger collection of short physics videos developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology Live Photo Physics Project.

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Slinky, Slinky spring, longitudinal waves, mechanics videos, physics videos, transverse waves, video, video analysis, video capture, wave pulse, waves
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Metadata instance created March 5, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Types of Mechanical Waves

A set of 3 high-quality video clips that show wave pulses on a Slinky spring.  One depicts a transverse wave pulse and its reflection off an fixed end.  A second shows a longitudinal pulse, and the third shows two wave pulses passing over each other. For free software tools to do computer analysis of these videos frame-by-frame, see the "Tracker Video Analysis" item below.

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, edited by R. Teese (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2007), WWW Document, (http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/Slinky/).
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LivePhoto Physics: Wave Pulse Propagation on a Slinky Spring, , edited by R. Teese (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 2007), <http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/Slinky/>.
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Teese, R. (Ed.). (2008, January 8). LivePhoto Physics: Wave Pulse Propagation on a Slinky Spring. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from Rochester Institute of Technology: http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/Slinky/
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Teese, Robert, ed. LivePhoto Physics: Wave Pulse Propagation on a Slinky Spring. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, January 8, 2008. http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/Slinky/ (accessed 23 October 2014).
MLA Format
Teese, Robert, ed. LivePhoto Physics: Wave Pulse Propagation on a Slinky Spring. Rochester: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007. 8 Jan. 2008. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://livephoto.rit.edu/LPVideos/Slinky/>.
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@misc{ Title = {LivePhoto Physics: Wave Pulse Propagation on a Slinky Spring}, Publisher = {Rochester Institute of Technology}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 October 2014}, Month = {January 8, 2008}, Year = {2007} }
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