# Spring oscillations and waves

Consider a block of mass $m$ attached to a spring. Let it oscillate at a frequency $f$. Now each part of the spring is in SHM. so this means a wave is propagating through this spring.bCan this wave be reflected at the fixed end of the spring resulting in the formation of standing waves?

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Yes, in valvetrains it the reflected wave in the valve spring that cause surge and loss of contact at high rpm. –  ja72 May 19 '13 at 16:23