Problem 18.15: A standing wave in a half-open pipe

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This animation shows a standing wave in a half-open pipe (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds). Restart.

  1. Determine the frequency fn of the tone produced by the pipe in this situation.
  2. Now the pipe is cut into two pieces of equal length. Determine the fundamental frequency of each of the two pieces.

Problem authored by Morten Brydensholt, Wolfgang Christian, and Mario Belloni.

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