Lab_1_Standing_Waves

# Lab_1_Standing_Waves - Standing Waves on a String Objective...

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Standing Waves on a String Objective : The objective of this lab is to determine the V wave on a string that is attached to a vibrator that creates the waves, also to find the wave length of the wave using the equation given. Equipment : 1. 2. Weight set 3. Weight hanger 4. Vibrator w/attached string 5. C-Clamp w/attached pulley 6. Sample String 7. Meter Stick 8. Balance 9. Function Generator w/power cord 10. Oscillator amplifier 11. 1 Coax cable, 2 electrical cords Procedure : To begin the experiment we measured the sample string’s mass and its length. The reason for measure those were to find its linear mass density (D). The next step was to place the clamp onto the table and taking the wire that is connected to vibrator place it on top of the pulley which is attached to the clamp. Attach the mass hanger at the end of the rope and measure the distance between the vibrator and the pulley. Place approximately 500gm to the stand when using the balance, measure the exact weight. Turn the vibrator on, using the function generator change the frequency to change the amplitude of the wave formed. Change the frequency until you see a standing wave of two antinodes segment. Once that is achieved, write down the frequency when it became the standing wave and the distance between each node. Do this trail 4 more times, but instead change the frequency to find more than two

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## This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course PHY 263 taught by Professor O'connor during the Spring '11 term at Montgomery College.

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