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Standing Waves on a String

Examine how the amount of tension required to produce a standing wave in a vibrating string of fixed length and mass density is affected by the wavelength and the frequency of the wave. This is a hands-on experiment where the student gets to feel the force required to increase the number of vibrating segments.

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57_Standing_Waves_on_a_String_w_Data.cap 1.88 MB
57_Standing_Waves_on_a_String.cap 1.82 MB
57_Standing_Waves_on_a_String.docx 494.85 KB
57_One_Segment.JPG 71.90 KB
57_End_node_croped.JPG 206.90 KB
57_modified_setup.JPG 1.11 MB
57_standing_wave_croped.JPG 166.45 KB
57_Two_Segments.JPG 74.53 KB
57_Vibrating_String_setup.jpg 105.03 KB
57_Standing_Wave_modes.jpg 18.64 KB
57_Standing_wave_modes2.jpg 251.38 KB
57_Standing_Wave.jpg 10.77 KB
57_Three_sectionsA.JPG 78.02 KB
57_Standing_Waves_on_a_String.pdf 301.56 KB
Source: Lab #57

Comprehensive 850 Physics System

Standing Waves on a String