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This video from MIT TechTV demonstrates how to break a glass using sound. The demonstrator determines the resonant frequency of the glass and plays a tone of that frequency with a function generator. The video page has a description of the phenomenon beneath the video.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Waves and Pendula
- Acoustics
= Wave Analysis and Synthesis
- Instruments
= Resonance in Plates, Bars, Solids
- Sound Reproduction
= Loudspeakers
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Demonstration
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Educators
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2009 MIT
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Keywords: breaking glass, function generator, resonance, sound
Record Creator: Metadata instance created November 15, 2009 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Nov 15, 2009 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2009), WWW Document, (http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/2964-breaking-glass-with-sound).
AJP/PRST-PER
Breaking Glass with Sound (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2009), <http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/2964-breaking-glass-with-sound>.
APA Format
Breaking Glass with Sound. (2009, May 27). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/2964-breaking-glass-with-sound
Chicago Format
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Breaking Glass with Sound. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 27, 2009. http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/2964-breaking-glass-with-sound (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Breaking Glass with Sound. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009. 27 May 2009. 31 July 2014 <http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/2964-breaking-glass-with-sound>.
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