Acoustics and Vibration Animations Feature Summary
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Acoustics and Vibration Animations
- photo credit: Jim Krider, Physics Instructional Resource Team, Arizona State
In this classic physics demonstration, the tube that contains the Bunsen burner gas has a speaker at each end that emits a pure tone. The tones have the same frequency and are in phase. The frequency of the tones is selected to set up a large standing wave inside the tube, and the resulting pressure distribution produces the pattern of flames.
more on standing waves.
(This feature was updated on August 14, 2011.)
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