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Goal of this lab

1) to produce stationary transverse waves in a string
2) to calculate the speed of the wave in the string and the frequency of the wave motion

2

In a transverse wave, the motions of the particles conveying the waves are ______ to the direction of propagation of the wave its self

perpendicular

3

What is the principle of super position?

The displacement of any particle at a given time due to several waves is the SUM of the displacements that the individual waves alone would give it

4

Assumption of the string length we used?

that the length of string is an integer multiple of wavelength/2

5

Most significant source of error?

determination of the maximum amplitude (best segments) because it is subjective

6

What does the Tn^2 calculations suggest about the relationship between the tension and the number of segments in the string?

the values of Tn^2 ideally remain constant as the number of segments increase, and thus tension is and N^2 are proportional to each other. as N increases, tension most likely decreases in order for the values to stay constant.