Shock waves in falling coupled harmonic oscillators

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    Shock waves propagate in falling coupled harmonic oscillators. The bottom end of coupled harmonic oscillators does not fall downwards until a shock wave reaches the bottom end. The exact solution can be expressed by the Fourier series expansion, and an approximate solution can be expressed by the integral of the Airy function. The width of the shock wave increases slowly in accordance with a power law.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number073401
    Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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