This simulation illustrates the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth harmonic oscillation of a string fixed at both ends on a musical instrument. Users are able to choose any oscillation they wish to view or they can combine different harmonics and view the result.
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Wave Energy Unit Title: Standing Waves and Resonance
This simulation shows the standing wave patterns that are produced on a violin, a string medium that is fixed on both ends. Students can toggle from 1st-5th harmonics to see the standing wave pattern of each. The sum of all the harmonics can also be displayed.
Zobel, E. (2006, January 1). Standing Waves, Medium Fixed At Both Ends. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from http://zonalandeducation.com/mstm/physics/waves/standingWaves/standingWaves1/StandingWaves1.html
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