ERIC Number: EJ1194973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Two Simple and Inexpensive Desk-Top Experiments with Vibrations of a Uniform Beam
Oliver, Douglas L.
Physics Teacher, v56 n8 p548-550 Nov 2018
The study of vibration in uniform beams provides physics teachers with a platform by which a broad range of physics vibration-related topics can be explored without expensive and specialized equipment. This paper presents two laboratory exercises related to lateral beam vibrations. These exercises use beam theory coupled with free sound-analysis software (Raven Lite 2.0), and are appropriate for both high school and first-year college physics students. In this paper, the uniform beam is a slender tube with unsupported (or free) ends--such as a wind chime.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Science Activities, Laboratory Equipment, Secondary School Science, High Schools, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Scientific Concepts
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://aapt.scitation.org/journal/pte
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A