Ravinash Baiju Table: Alexander Clark November 6, 2017 Lab 103A - 001 Lab W1: Transverse Standing Waves on a String Introduction: The objectives of this experiment is to better understand waves, transverse waves, and standing waves and to measure the wavelength of the transverse standing wave in a string to confirm the relationship between tension and wavelength of a string. If a string under tension, and one end of the string is in a vibrating motion at right angles to its length, it will allow waves to travel down the string. Transverse waves are then produced in a direction perpendicular to the wave velocity. The wave will advance a distance of one wavelength in a time to complete one full period (T) of vibration. 1. F is the tension in Newtons, λ is the wavelength in centimeters, f is the frequency, v is the velocity of the wave in meters per second, μ is the linear density of the string ( μ = .75 g / m ¿ and n is the number of loops.
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