Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Charles H. Skinner


"Using a given wire, the value of n determined dynamically is generally somewhat larger than the value determined by statical method. This is due partly to the fact that a wire, under the action of a torque, does not at once acquire its final twist. The twist increases under the application of a constant torque; and therefore, during a brief application of the torque (for example, during an oscillation of heavy body attached to the wire) the torque per unit twist has larger value than when the torque is applied for a long time. " Edwin Edser

The purpose of this thesis is to explain tn detail the meaning of the above quotation, and to submit experimental evidence in support of it.


A thesis submitted to partially fulfill the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

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