ERIC Number: EJ832535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Oscillations of a String with Concentrated Masses
Gomez, B. J.; Repetto, C. E.; Stia, C. R.; Welti, R.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n5 p961-975 Sep 2007
In this work, the oscillations of a homogeneous string fixed at both ends, and loaded with a finite number of masses, are studied. Through a simple device, the cases with one and two concentrated masses are analysed in detail. The normal modes are observed and the corresponding frequencies are recorded. The experimental results and the solutions of the wave equation that satisfy suitable boundary conditions are compared. The theoretical and experimental results are in very good agreement.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Experiments, Motion, Equations (Mathematics), Scientific Principles
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