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Changing sounds Physics Sound
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Overview:

A simulation of what happens when a guitar string is plucked.

One may explore terms such as pitch, tone, frequency, intensity or loudness.

One may also see the response of the surrounding air.

You may:

  • Hear the sound (turn on your computer sound)
  • See the effect on air molecules (in "slow motion")
  • Modify the initial displacement of the string
  • Modify the tension of the string


Suggestions:

Produce various sounds and analyse the effect of:

  • Plucking gently or strongly on the string
  • Modifying the tension of the string

You may explore the effects of changing the parameters of the pitch and intensity of the sound.

Older students may wish to explore more options as indicated in the animation web page.

Younger students may wish to complement this animation with this one: Changing sounds


Learning object available in:

EN
DE
IT
LT
ES
CA


Terms you need to know:

Initial string displacement
String tension
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Additional information:

type: interactive animation
format: java
Permission to(1):
download: yes
modify: no
Further permissions:
http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
Age group(2): 5-12


Notes

(1) For personal, non-commercial use. To read the complete "Terms of use" of this learning object, please follow the link given in "Further permissions".

(2) Suggested age group. The learning object may be used by the Teachers with students of any age.

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