Unformatted text preview: waves are said to exhibit simple harmonic motion. The motion of an individual particle in a wave displays transverse motion because the particle motion is perpendicular to the wave motion. In the experiment, we were to measure the amplitude and wavelength of the different numbers of vibrating segments. As the number of vibrating segments increased the amplitude became smaller and smaller and as a result harder and harder to exactly measure. In this case we may have had several external measuring errors in approximating the values of the amplitude and wavelength. @@@ calculate the differences between theoretically and experimental values. ### Graph of wave speed (x- line 6) versus sq rt. Tension (y sq rt of line 2)...
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- Fall '10
- Physics, Transverse wave, phase velocity, longitudinal waves