How does stiffness influence frequency?

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  • Stiffness is another factor that influences the natural frequency of a structure

  • Stiffness is a measure of how rigid a system is

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Compare the response of simple spring-mass systems with the same mass but with softer and stiffer springs (rubber bands).

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Click Here to Perform the Higher Stiffness Experiment
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