Meld's Experiment

Physics: Principles with Applications

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OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Frequencies and Velocity Physics Lab Colt Swayze 11/23/2009
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Analysis and Conclusions : In Meld’s experiment we were to find the tension, wavelength, wave velocity, lambda, and most importantly its frequency. The calculated frequencies for each trial were all either 2 percent or less different than the known frequency of 120. The tests on the resonant pipe allowed for the calculation of the velocity of sound.
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Unformatted text preview: We know that sound travels at 34400 cm/s so that is what my calculations should have led to. For the fork with a frequency of 384, I found that it had a wave velocity of 34714 cm/s meaning that it was 0.91 percent off of the correct value. The fork with a frequency of 480 gave a velocity of 34301 cm/s from calculations meaning that it was off the correct amount by 0.29 percent....
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