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Resonance Air Column in use with speaker.

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WA-9594
Resonance Air Column with Speaker
WA-9605,PI-8127,UI-5001,UI-5000

Resonance Air Column with Speaker

WA-9594   - 

Resonance air column and mini speaker for sound source resonance demonstrations.

Also Available:

2086123
WA-9606
Resonance Air Column

Resonance Air Column

WA-9606   - 

Resonance tube with plunger, node markers and detachable stands for performing waves and sound experiments.
2086032
WA-9605
Mini Speaker

Mini Speaker

WA-9605   - 

Mini speaker designed for use with the resonance air column, or for spatial interference explorations.

Overview

The Resonance Air Column emits a very loud sound when the plunger is moved to a node position. It works as well as a water column but without the mess. The secret is in the long molded piston head which is very efficient in reflecting the sound waves. 

This system is ruggedly designed and precisely engineered. It has a polycarbonate tube which will not crack or chip like inferior acrylic and the plunger handle is made of flexible acetyl so it will stand up to years of lab use. 

The Resonance Tube includes eight plastic snap-on rings which can be sled along the tube to mark the nodes. Then a meter stick is used to read the positions of the rings. It can be used as a closed or open tube. In the closed mode, tuning forks or speakers are suitable for sound sources. In the open mode, a speaker with a signal generator is required to vary the frequency until the tube sounds a resonance.

The Mini Speaker is made to fit with the Resonance Air Column. It can be powered with a function generator or a 550 or 850 Universal Interface. It is also useful as a stand-alone speaker for doing interference demonstrations. Two of the essentially point sources can output the same frequency and the spatial interference pattern can be explored.

Note: If  the Resonance Tube is to be used with data collection and analysis software (SPARKvue or PASCO Capstone) a 550 or 850 interface is required.

Specifications

Resonance Air Column with Speaker (WA-9594)
Material
  • Polycarbonate
Length
  • 4.0 ft (1.2 m)
Diameter
  • 1.5” (3.8 cm) O.D.
Wall thickness
  • 1/16” (1.6 mm)
Plunger Length
  • 4.2 ft (1.3 m)
Plunger Handle
  • Acetyl
Mini Speaker (WA-9605)
Maximum Voltage
  • 10 V
Power
  • 2 W
Impendance
  • 8 Ω
Protection Resistor
  • 15 Ω, 2 W

Buying Guide

2086032
WA-9605
Mini Speaker
WA-9594
57530
PI-8127
Function Generator
1
2784389
UI-5001
550 Universal Interface
629561
UI-5000
850 Universal Interface
1
Required - One of the following

If using the Resonance Air Column as an open tube a speaker such as our Mini Speaker is required as well as a function generator.  

The function generator can be the standalone PASCO Function Generator or if it is to be used with SPARKvue or PASCO Capstone software a 550 or 850 Univeral Interface is required.

Mini Speaker   WA-9605
Function Generator   PI-8127
550 Universal Interface   UI-5001
850 Universal Interface   UI-5000
2086032
WA-9605
Mini Speaker
WA-9594
1
2086123
WA-9606
Resonance Air Column
1
Replacement Parts
Mini Speaker   WA-9605
Resonance Air Column   WA-9606

Interface Required

A 550 Universal Interface or 850 Universal Interface is required for use with this product.  Compare the 550 and 850.

Have specific questions or need more information? Contact Teacher and Technical Support.  We're here to help!

Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.