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Standing waves on stretched string and resonance.

Please do questions 1-5. Going through this lab, please see data table in second attachment, stringlab2.doc, when tried to solve for V th and the rest everything went wrong. V th never even was close to V average. This is throwing everything off. All data is assumed to be correct, but again V th is off. If cannot read here is data from top of page given.

Total length of string is 157.3 cm
mu theoretical = mass/L total = 0.000153 kg/m
mass of string is 2.4 grams
length of standing wave string is 1meter

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Solution Summary

The question was to explain the experiment and to arrange the data for the result.

First the basic concepts for the standing waves and the overtones are explained and than the experiment is discussed withe the errors in the observation and the data. The questions were discussed.