Advanced Placement / Physics

Resonance And Standing Waves

In this lab, students will use a resonance air column, tuning forks, and the principles of resonance and standing waves for a pipe with one closed end to experimentally determine a value for the speed of sound in air.


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14_Resonance_and_Standing_Waves_013-14568A-SV.spk2 5.25 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
4.5; B.4 6.D.3.4; 6.D.4.1; 2

Featured Equipment

Resonance Air Column

Resonance tube with plunger, node markers and detachable stands for performing waves and sound experiments.

Tuning Fork Set

Tuning Fork Set

Both rugged and economical aluminum tuning forks. Includes eight forks representing a full octave of frequencies.

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Source: Lab #14

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1

Resonance And Standing Waves