This page features an animated image and a discussion of the forces of mechanical waves. The animation shows how a tuning fork works by using longitudinal waves to create alternating high and low pressure areas.
This tutorial is part of The Physics Classroom. This web site also includes interactive tools to help students with concepts and problem solving, worksheets for student assignments, and recommendations for simple introductory laboratories.
%0 Electronic Source %A Henderson, Tom %D 1996 %T The Physics Classroom: Longitudinal Waves and Tuning Forks %V 2014 %N 29 July 2014 %9 image/gif %U http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/waves/tfl.cfm
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.