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ERIC Number: EJ1168707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Determining Young's Modulus by Measuring Guitar String Frequency
Polak, Robert D.; Davenport, Adam R. V.; Fischer, Andrew; Rafferty, Jared
Physics Teacher, v56 n2 p122-123 Feb 2018
Values for physical constants are commonly given as abstractions without building strong intuition, and are too often utilized solely in the pursuit of more easily conceptualized properties. The goal of this experiment is to remove the obscurity behind Young's modulus by exploring the phenomena associated with it--namely, the frequency of a plucked guitar string in relation to a change in length. By tightening a guitar string around the tuning peg, the string is stretched by small increments, creating a tension force F[subscript T] on the string.
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Language: English
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