Transverse_Standing_Waves.pptx - Transverse Standing Waves Chapter 17.5 Two waves of equal period wavelength and amplitude travelling through the same

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Transverse Standing Waves Chapter 17.5
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Two waves of equal period, wavelength, and amplitude, travelling through the same medium, approach and are superposed. Since there are points where the waves are always out of phase, points where the medium does not oscillate are created. The points where the waves have the capability to be perfectly in sync have the greatest oscillation.
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Terminology Nodes: points of no oscillation Antinodes: points of maximum oscillation
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Harmonics and Overtones Each standing wave pattern is produced at a unique frequency Smallest frequency: 1 st Harmonic (fundamental)
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Harmonics and Overtones Subsequent harmonics produced by integer multiples of the fundamental Overtones refer to harmonics other than the fundamental
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Concept Questions A standing wave that corresponds to the fourth harmonic is set up on a string that is fixed at both ends. How many loops are in this standing wave?
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  • Fall '16
  • Physics, Wavelength, Standing wave, 6.0 g, 0.628 m

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