3D40.15 - Musical Sticks

Code Number:
3D40.15
Demo Title:
Musical Sticks
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Resonance in Solids
Area of Study:
Acoustics
Equipment:
Musical Sticks, Wooden Xylophone.
Procedure:

The wooden xylophone can be played in the normal manner by striking with the hammer.

The normal way to play the musical sticks is to drop them on the table top and listen to the different notes produced.  These notes are produced because each stick has been sanded to the desired thickness.

References:
  • Dan MacIsaac, "Whimsical Mechanics Entertainment Videos", TPT, Vol. 54, #5, May 2016, p. 318.
  • Diane Reindeau, "YouTube Physics: 1. Cool Commercial of NTT Docomo (Japanese Cell Phone Service Provider", TPT, Vol. 50, #4, Apr. 2012, p. 249.
  • Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "Tone Bars (Photo)", AJP, Vol. 73, #5, May 2005, p. 404.
  • "W-145, Xylopipes and Wooden Sticks", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • "W-146, Dropping Tubes-Oblong Xylopipe", DICK and RAE  Physics Demo Notebook.
  • Freier and Anderson, "Sf-6", A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
  • Wallace A. Hilton, "S-7d", Physics Demonstration Experiments. p. 64 - 65.
  • George M. Hopkins, "Vibrating Rods", Experimental Science, p. 118.
  • Borislaw Bilash II and David Maiullo, "Good Vibrations", A Demo a Day: A Year of Physics Demonstrations, p. 216.
  • Robert L. Wild, "Musical Sticks and Bottles", Low-Cost Physics Demonstrations, #118, p. 71.

 

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