segments4. Obtain the various standing waves and solve for wavelength and square of wavelengthResults/Calculations:Table INumber ofLoopsTension(N)String Length(cm)Wavelength(cm)32.116121.480.93341.117121.460.70050.529121.448.56060.353121.440.46770.235121.434.6868Tension (N)Wavelength ^22.1166550.2044441.1173684.49
0.5292358.07360.3531637.5511110.2351203.098776Discussion/Questions:1. As n gets larger, the tension on the string decreases because the force (weight) is directly proportional to the wavelength of the wave.2. Yes, the frequency seems reasonable in being obtained through the formula.3. The experiment could be improved by using a sturdier anchor for the weights to sit on because then the string would not get off balance as easy and be as tempted to swing backand forth.Conclusion:In doing this lab, I was able to better understand the formation and characteristics of transverse and standing waves. I was able to verify the relation between the tension of the string and the wavelength by measuring the length of the wavelength of the transverse standing wave ina string.
- Spring '16