3 Oscillations & Waves

Kater's pendulum

Catalog: 
3A15.70
Location: 
Ba1
Kater's pendulum(perforated bar & weights)

Pulse on a rope - Video

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Catalog: 
3B10.10
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :A long rope is attached to a wall.

Resonance tubes(3 lengths) - Video

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Catalog: 
3D30.10
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Blow air out of a flat nozzle across a set of three different length tubes.

Tacoma Narrows - Video

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Catalog: 
3A60.10
Location: 
3_1
Spectacular destruction of a bridge driven at it's natural frequency by the wind.

Spring Coupled Pendula

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Catalog: 
3A70.27
Location: 
Bb1
Four physical pendula are coupled by three springs. Energy is transferred from one pendulum to another.

Mass on a spring - Video

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Catalog: 
3A20.10B
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Double the mass on the same spring. Try identical springs in parallel.

Chaotic Pendulum, Magnetic Version

Catalog: 
3A95.52
Location: 
Ba2
A randomly oscillating magnetic pendulum is used to study chaos. The magnets can be moved about or their polarity reversed by flipping them over or can be made stronger by stacking them. A magnet at the end of a rod bounces chaotically across magnets.

Tension dependence of wave speed - Video

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Catalog: 
3B10.15
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Hold a rubber tube under different tensions and send a pulse along it.

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