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Analysis of Wavelength/Frequency Relation Lab Report- Vibrating String (Experiment 08) PHYS 201L-018 (W 8:10). November 26, 2019 Abstract: This laboratory experiment aimed to investigate the relationship between frequency, wavelength, and speed of the wave. This was done with the use of a PASCO vibrator, weights and a vibrating string. By observing and recording the varying masses of the weights along with the length of the string, we could calculate the force and wavelength for various trials. Tension and frequency were then compared on a graph, showing their direct relationship. Using the slope of the graph, we then calculated the overall frequency and compared it to the actual known frequency, 60Hz. The resulting percent difference came out to 3.8 percent. Introduction :
By definition, a wave is a disturbance that moves from the place that it was originally created and continues to repeat its motion for a specific amount of cycles. In everyday life. There are many different examples of waves. These include waves in water, as well as sound or radio waves. Longitudinal waves are those that run lengthwise and vibrate in the direction of propagation. This experiment resulted in the creation of a longitudinal wave due to the intentional disturbance parallel to its direction of propagation. This experiment assessed various properties of waves including frequency and wavelength. Frequency of a wave is defined as half of the time taken for the wave to complete an

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