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written by David Lapp
published by the Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University
This free pdf is a complete textbook that integrates the topics of waves, sound, music, and musical instruments.  Designed for use in the high school classroom, it focuses on an interactive approach to foster understanding, while also incorporating algebra-based applications.  It is divided into seven modules, which serve as content support for science teachers Grades 6-12 desiring a stronger background in wave energy and music.

Teachers may obtain a free CD-ROM version of this resource, which contains all the sound files and movies, plus answer keys to problems, questions, and activities. Send a postage-paid CD-ROM mailer to:  David Lapp, P.O. Box 975, Petaluma, CA 94953.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Instruments
- Oscillations
= Driven Mechanical Resonance
- Wave Motion
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
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= Textbook
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Keywords:
musical instruments, physics of music, sound waves, standing waves, waves and music
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Metadata instance created May 22, 2006 by Caroline Hall
David Lapp
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D. Lapp, (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2002), WWW Document, (http://kellerphysics.com/acoustics/Lapp.pdf).
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D. Lapp, The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments, (Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, Medford, 2002), <http://kellerphysics.com/acoustics/Lapp.pdf>.
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Lapp, D. (2006, January 14). The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments. Retrieved October 21, 2018, from Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University: http://kellerphysics.com/acoustics/Lapp.pdf
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Lapp, David. The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, January 14, 2006. http://kellerphysics.com/acoustics/Lapp.pdf (accessed 21 October 2018).
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Lapp, David. The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments. Medford: Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University, 2002. 14 Jan. 2006. 21 Oct. 2018 <http://kellerphysics.com/acoustics/Lapp.pdf>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Lapp", Title = {The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments}, Publisher = {Wright Center for Science Education Tufts University}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {21 October 2018}, Month = {January 14, 2006}, Year = {2002} }
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