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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
In my head it seems instantaneous.
Originally posted by Lunica
I didn't know the speed of a "pressure wave" in a "stick" is connected to the speed of sound. (on earth ) But then again. like watch_the_rocks and Zelong also say.
I make a synthetic medium where all atoms are exactly connected to each other, like diamond but better. (we cannot make this, but in theory its possible)
Then I hit one atom at one end. How can a shock/pressure wave proceed if there is no room between the atoms for it.