Waves on Strings

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Waves on Strings The following experiment was designed to explore standing waves on a string and confirm the theory that the speed of a transverse wave on a string is given by v= (T/p) . After successful experiments, we confirmed this theory. A second theory was proposed and confirmed regarding the density of the string as calculated from the frequency. By: Partners: TA: Cheng “Chester” Xu Section: 75529 Monday (9:40-11:30)

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Objective: The goal of this experiment is to calculate the speed of transverse waves on a string and compare it to the theoretical value given by the equation v= (T/p) and to also calculate and compare the density of the string to it’s theoretical value. Procedure: Part 1: Keeping the tension on the string constant (weight = 250g) determine the frequencies for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 nodes. Record the data and plot ƒ vs. n (where ƒ is the frequency generated and n is the number of nodes). Part 2: Keeping the number of nodes constant (1) determine the frequencies for 6 different weights. Record the data and plot ƒ vs. T.
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