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2LC_Lab_2_WavesOnAString3_3

2LC_Lab_2_WavesOnAString3_3 - Wave Properties on a...

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Wave Properties on a String (Includes Prelab Assignment) Objective: Understanding waves and wave motion on a string. We will verify two basic relations for mechanical waves. 1. The product of the frequency and wavelength of the waves is equal to the velocity of the wave. This is written as: v = λ f where v is the velocity, f is the frequency and λ is the wavelength. 2. For the case of waves traveling on a string, the velocity of the wave is related to mass per unit length of the string and the string tension F , as v = F μ . Apparatus The apparatus includes: 1. Variable frequency mechanical drive 2. Function (waveform) generator with frequency meter 3. String--pulley--hanging mass system including 2 different strings 4. Meter stick 5. Analytical scale (milligram precision) 6. Computer with Data Studio software The Physics:
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