3B22.10 - Melde's Standing Wave Machine

standing wave

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PIRA Classification: 3B22.10

Description: A mechanical oscillator drives a string held under tension by a mass hanging over a pulley. As the frequency of the driver is increased, the number of antinodes increases.

Special Instructions: Increase the frequency in steps of 10 Hz to show higher numbers of antinodes. Black lights can be used to enhance the visibility of the demo.

Condition: Ok

Setup time: 5 minutes

Safety Issues: none