Sounds are generated by oscillations. The sound volume is influenced by their relative amplitude, while the sound pitch depends on their frequency. This relationship is examined based on three examples: oscillating ruler, tuning fork, string of a monochord.
- Experiment is part of an experiment set with a total of 22 experiments about generation, propagation and perception of sound, oscillations and waves
- Particularly appropriate as an experiment for first contact with physics in general
- With graphic student worksheets
- With detailed instructor information
- Optimized for tight schedules, i.e. minimum preparation time required
Try to generate sounds with a ruler, tuning fork, or a taut string. Examine the factors that the pitch and sound volume depend on.
What you can learn about
- Sound generation
- Sound volume
- Sound pitch