Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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Purpose:To demonstrate the principles of vibrating strings.
Procedure:As the sonometer strings are bowed, the harmonic nodes may be shown by stopping the wire with the edge of the rubber eraser at 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, etc. of its length. A tuning fork is struck and then the stem is placed solidly on the sonometer. When the wire is tuned to the frequency of the fork, sympathetic resonance can be heard.