Lab Report W1.pdf - Physics 103A Lab W1 Transverse Standing Waves on a String 1 Introduction This lab was to better understand waves and how they are

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Physics 103A Lab W1: Transverse Standing Waves on a String
1. Introduction: This lab was to better understand waves and how they are formed. If a string is uniform under tension and one end goes through vibratory motion, waves can travel down the string. Transverse waves are produced by disturbed motion that are perpendicular to the wave velocity. Hence, the velocity is equal to the frequency times the wavelength. The velocity of a wave depends also on the density of the material in which it travels through. In the case of one dimensional material such as a string, the relationship is the velocity is equal to the square root of the tension force divided by the linear density. 2. Experimental Procedure: To start the experiment we first clamped the string vibrator onto the steel rod using a metal clamp. We then attached the pulley to the clamp and attached the string to the vibrator and the force sensor. We moved the force sensor by bringing it down and put tension on the string. From then on, we experimented with the length of the string and

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• Summer '20
• Light, Wavelength, Fundamental physics concepts, Standing wave