Rope Wave Generator - Frequency Vs Wavelength

Purpose

To show the relationship between the frequency and the wavelength in a rope stretched with fixed tension.

Equipment

Mounted rope wave generator with weights.

Images

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Description

Keeping the tension in the rope fixed (same weight on hook) and raising the frequency creates standing waves with shorter wavelength (more loops).

References

Lecture Demonstrations Instruction Sheet: Suggested Uses for the Wave Generator.