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Demonstrating Seismic Waves

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Publication 10942

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Seismologists determine the location of the epicenter of an earthquake by studying seismograms which detect and record the vibrations of primary and secondary seismic waves traveling at different speeds. A super spring is a good demonstration device to help students compare and contrast the properties of P-waves and S-waves.