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written by Tom Henderson
This page  features an animated image and a discussion of the mechanics of a sound wave. The animation shows how a guitar string makes sound.

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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Wave Properties of Sound
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- image/gif
- text/html
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© 1996
Keywords:
guitar, longitudinal waves, music
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Metadata instance created July 12, 2010 by Shane Allison
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AIP Format
T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/waves/gsl.cfm).
AJP/PRST-PER
T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: Longitudinal Waves and Guitar Strings, (1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/waves/gsl.cfm>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (1996). The Physics Classroom: Longitudinal Waves and Guitar Strings. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/waves/gsl.cfm
Chicago Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Longitudinal Waves and Guitar Strings. 1996. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/waves/gsl.cfm (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Longitudinal Waves and Guitar Strings. 1996. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/waves/gsl.cfm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Tom Henderson", Title = {The Physics Classroom: Longitudinal Waves and Guitar Strings}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {20 October 2014}, Year = {1996} }
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