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Transverse Standing Waves on a String Lab Physics 103A Mohammad Ihsan, Julian Victoria, Patrick Rojek, Nirav Patel Professor Huang 3/22/17
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Objectives The objectives of this lab were to better understand the formation and characteristics of wave, transverse wave and standing wave, and to measure the wavelength of the transverse standing wave in a string to verify the relation between tension of the string (F n ) and the wavelength λ n . Introduction If a uniform string is under tension and one end of the string is subject to vibratory motion at right angles to its length, waves can travel down the string, causing it to travel at some speed. Transverse waves are produced as each segment of the string that is disturbed moves in a direction perpendicular to the wave velocity. The wave will advance a distance of on wavelength in a time equal to one period, hence giving the equation: v = λ T or v = f λ . The velocity of mechanical wave also depends on the tension and linear density of the string. This equation is v = F μ ( μ in this lab was 0.75 g/m). If a stretched string is clamped at both ends, traveling
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