A Vibrating String Experiment

  • Gichka Tsutsumanova Sofia University
  • Stoyan Russev

Abstract

A simple experiment demonstrating the excitation of a standing wave in a metal string is presented here. Several tasks using the set-up are considered, which help the students to better understand the standing waves, the interaction between electric current and magnetic field and the resonance phenomena. This can serve also as a good lecture demonstration for high school and undergraduate students.

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Published
2017-02-28
How to Cite
TSUTSUMANOVA, Gichka; RUSSEV, Stoyan. A Vibrating String Experiment. European Journal of Physics Education, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 11-15, feb. 2017. ISSN 1309-7202. Available at: <http://eu-journal.org/index.php/EJPE/article/view/92>. Date accessed: 26 may 2020.
Section
Classroom Physics