3 Oscillations & Waves

Xylophone bars - video

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Catalog: 
3D40.10
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Use a microphone and oscilloscope to display the waveforms of various notes on a xylophone.

Guitar Sound and Data Studio

A tuning fork for "F" 330 Hz is used to compare with the first string of the gui
Catalog: 
3D20.21B
Location: 
A microphone reconds F from a tuning fork. This is then compared to the note F played on the first string of the guitar.

Quincke's Tube

The path of the sound can be lengthened on one side by pulling the slide like a
Catalog: 
3B55.40
Location: 
The sound from a small speaker branches in two directions then out the horn. The length of one of the paths can be changed by pulling the slide like a trombone. The sound will constructively and destructively add as the slide is pulled.

Driven spring weight - Video

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Catalog: 
3A60.43
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Drive a mass hanging from a spring.

Rubber tube standing waves - Video

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Catalog: 
3B22.15
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :A long rubber tube driven by a variable speed motor.

Tuning fork beats - Video

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Catalog: 
3B60.10
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Two tuning forks are on resonant boxes. Adjust the frequency of one to be slightly different.

Rectangular bar oscillations - Video

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Catalog: 
3D40.11
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Strike a three foot rectangular bar on different faces and on the end. Listen to the different frequencies.

Singing rods

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Catalog: 
3D40.20A
Location: 
Between Cabs.19 & 20
Hold a long aluminum rod at various points and stroke with rosined fingers.

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