Transverse Waves

Along Guitar Strings

Transverse Waves Along Guitar Strings

Below you can see a slow motion video of guitar strings being plucked. Notice how the mass per unit length and tension of each string changes the speed of the wave and therefore the frequency of the sound produced. Which string is producing the lowest frequency and which the highest? (File Size - 2.27 MB) © Most Rights Reserved

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