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Robert Richardson Due: April 23, 2020 Physics 201 Lab Section 014 Cycle 4 Vibrating String Lab
Abstract: The goal of this experiment was to determine the relationship between frequency, tension, speed and wavelength of a vibrating string. Standing Waves are defined as a vibrational pattern created within a medium when the frequency of the source causes reflected waves from one end to interfere with incident waves from the source. Two different types of strings were vibrated until the standing waves were viewable to the experimenters. The experimenters were measuring for loops ranging from 1 to 4. The tension and frequency of the wavelengths were calculated, and the data was recorded on a chart. Introduction: The purpose of this experiment was to determine how frequency was affected by tension and wavelength. The theory of a resonating string, and how manipulating the tension and length of the string or using a new string with a different weight added to it can change the frequency of the string was what flulled this experiment. The idea that a string and frequency can be changed due to proportion The experimenters looked at various forms of the string and wave lengths including using plastic and cotton string and observing 1 to 4 loops. The theory that a string and frequency of that string being altered in proportion to the string

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