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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13711 Chapter 18 Superposition and Standing Waves (Cont.)

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13712 Outline Standing waves Standing waves in a string fixed at both ends Standing waves in air columns Resonance

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13713 Standing waves Standing wave: An oscillation pattern with a stationary outline that results from the superposition of two identical waves traveling in opposite directions. y 1 = A sin(kx - t), y 2 = A sin(kx + t) y = y 1 + y 2 = (2A sinkx) cos t Nodes: The points of zero displacement are called nodes; Antinodes: The positions in the medium at which the maximum displacement of 2A occurs. The distance between adjacent antinodes = /2; The distance between adjacent nodes = /2; The distance between a node and an adjacent antinode = /4. Important features for a standing wave: It is not a traveling wave. Every particle of the medium oscillates in simple harmonic motion with the same frequency . The amplitude of a given particle depends on the location x of the particle.

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13714 Problem #14 Two waves in a long string are given by where y1, y2, and x are in meters and t is in seconds. (a) Determine the positions of the nodes of the resulting standing wave. (b) What is the maximum transverse position of an element of the string at the position x = 0.400 m?

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13715 Standing waves in a string fixed at both ends Normal modes: Natural patterns of oscillation, each of which has a characteristic frequency. Wavelengths of the normal modes: n = 2L/n, n=1,2,3… Index n: Refers to the nth normal mode of oscillation. Natural frequencies of normal modes: Fundamental (frequency): f n = nf 1 - harmonic series and the normal modes are called harmonics.

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13716 Example 18.4 The high E string on a guitar measures 64.0cm in length and has a fundamental frequency of 330Hz. By pressing down on it at the first fret (Fug.18.8), the string is shortened so that it plays an F note that has a frequency of 350 Hz. Haw far is the fret from the neck end of the string?

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13717 Standing waves in air columns Standing waves can be set up in a tube of air. (1) In a pipe open at both ends, natural frequencies of oscillation: f n =nv/(2L), n=1,2,3… (2) In a pipe closed at one end and open at the other, natural frequencies of oscillation: f n = nv/(4L), n=1,3,5…

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13718 Resonance Resonance: If a periodic force is applied to a system, the amplitude of the resulting motion is greater than normal when the frequency of the applied force is equal or nearly equal to one of the natural frequencies (resonant frequencies) of the system. An example of resonance

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 13719 Example 18.6 A vertical pipe open at both ends is partially submerged in water, and a tuning fork vibrating at an unknown frequency is placed near the top of the pipe. The length L of the air column can be adjusted by moving the pipe vertically. The sound waves generated by the fork are reinforced when L corresponds to one of the resonance frequencies of the pipe. For a certain tube, the smallest value of L for which a peak occurs in the sound intensity is 9.00 cm. What are (a) the frequency of the tuning fork? (b) the value of L for the next two resonance frequencies?

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Dr. Jie ZouPHY 137110 Homework Ch. 18, Problems: #14, 25, 42, 46. Hints on #42: The change in volume V and the change in the height h of a cylinder are related by: V = ( r 2 ) h or h = V/( r 2 ). Since the volume flow rate is R, i.e. V/ t = R, the height flow rate is: h/ t = R/( r 2 ).

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