3D40.60 - Chimes/Triangle

Code Number:
3D40.60
Demo Title:
Chimes/Triangle
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Sound in Metals
Area of Study:
Acoustics
Equipment:
Triangle or Chime, String, mallet or striker.
Procedure:

Hang the triangle or chime by a string and strike with the mallet.  A large sound that rings for several seconds should be produced.

References:
  • Dan MacIsaac, "'Say it with Chimes: An Engineering Approach to Wind Chime Design,' by Lee Hite", TPT, Vol. 56, #9, Dec. 2018, p. 654.
  • Douglas L. Oliver, "Two Simple and Inexpensive Desk-Top Experiment with Vibrations of a Uniform Beam", TPT, Vol. 56, #8, Nov. 2018, p. 548.
  • Kyle Forinash, "Pitch and Frequency", TPT, Vol. 38, #6, Sept. 2000, p. 328.
  • Robert W. Harris, "Using Wind Chimes to Introduce the Physics Course", TPT, Vol. 38, #4, Apr. 2000, p. 218.
  • Garry Kvistad, "Pleasant Music from Wind Chimes", TPT, Vol. 36, #6, Sept. 1998, p. 325.
  • G. William Baxter and Keith M. Hagenbuch, "Correction: 'A Student Project on Wind Chimes. Tuning in to Standing Waves'", TPT, Vol. 36, #5, May 1998, p. 260.
  • D. L. R. Oliver, "Hollow-Tube Chimes", TPT, Vol. 36, #4, Apr. 1998, p. 209.
  • G. William Baxter and Keith M. Hagenbuch, "A Student Project on Wind Chimes. Tuning in to Standing Waves", TPT, Vol. 36, #4, Apr. 1998, p. 204.
  • Kyle Forinash, John P. Richie, Jr., and Tim Jones, "Wind Chime Physics", AJP, Vol. 58, #1, Jan. 1990, p. 82.
  • Charles Vivian, "The Roaring Ruler", Science Experiments & Amusements For Children, p. 86.
  • Charles Vivian, "A Path for Sound", Science Experiments & Amusements For Children, p. 39.
  • Martin Gardner, "Coat-Hanger Chimes", Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects, p. 121.
  • Thomas J. Senior, Richard Heckathorn, and Gordon Shepherd, "Conduit Pipes Email", May 15, 2006.

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