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    Physics: Tuning fork, harmonics, transverse waves on a string

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    1. A tuning fork is sounded above a (narrow) resonating tube as in lab. The first resonant situation occurs when the water level is 0.08 m from the top of the tube, and the second when the level is at 0.24 m from the top. Let vsound = 340 m/s.

    a) Where is the water level for the third resonant point?
    b) What is the frequency of the tuning fork?

    2. Find the first four harmonics of a hollow pipe 30 cm long, open at both ends. Let v_sound = 340 m/s.

    3. A string is stretched between two supports separated by 1.2 m. Given that the speed of transverse waves on the string is 800 m/s, find the frequencies of the first three harmonics.

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    1. A tuning fork is sounded above a (narrow) resonating tube as in lab. The first resonant situation occurs when the water level is 0.08 m from the top of the tube, and the second when the level is at 0.24 m from the top. Let vsound = 340 m/s.

    a) Where is the water level for the third resonant point?
    b) What is the frequency of the tuning fork?

    Solution: The tube partially filled with water behaves like a pipe closed at one end. The standing waves formed in such a pipe have frequencies of vibration for different water levels as follows:

    For water level of 0.08 m

    υ = v/4L = 340/4x0.08 = 1062.5 Hz .......(1)

    For ...

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