3B45.75 - Shock Wave Fronts - Cymbal and Flash Unit
Place the cymbal on the stand and charge the flash unit. Hold the flash unit several centimeters from the cymbal and discharge/flash the unit. The cymbal will audibly ring due to the thermal pressure wave produced from the flash.
- Kirk McDonald, "Singing Cymbals and Radiometers" TPT, Vol. 54, #5, May 2016, p. 259.
- Samantha Collin, Nikki Etchenique, and Thomas R. Moore, "The Singing Cymbal: Is It Really Photon Momentum", TPT, Vol. 54, #4, Apr. 2016, p. 209.
- Antonio Serrano, "Hearing a Camera Flash", TPT, Vol. 43, #5, May 2005, p. 309.
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