3D30.16 - Resonance Tubes - Sliding Piston
Plug the wave generator into the speaker that is mounted at one end of the tube. Slide the movable piston back and forth until the sound of the speaker becomes louder. This position should be 1/2 wave length as measured by the scale attached to the tube.
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- R. D. Edge, "Physics in the Bathtub‐Or, Why Does a Bass Sound Better While Bathing?", TPT, Vol. 23, #7, Oct. 1985, p. 440.
- Franklin R. Muirhead, "Resonance Tube for Measurement of the Speed of Sound", TPT, Vol. 17, #2, Feb. 1979, p. 131.
- "W-255. Resonance Tube", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook, 1993.
- Martin C. Sagendorf, "Sound Tubes", Physics Demonstration Apparatus, 2009, p. 50.
- Jearl Walker, "3.14. Attack of the Australian Cicadas", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 152.
- Robert Ehrlich, "J.5. Sound Waves in a Variable-Length Tube", Turning the World Inside Out and 174 Other Simple Physics Demonstrations, p. 131 - 132.
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