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Soap Film Oscillations

Purpose

To demonstrate standing waves in a two-dimensional medium.

Equipment

Rectangular and circular frames, soap solution and flat pan.

Suggestions

This requires a good deal of practice and patience.

Setup Time

5 min

Images

g4-11

Description

A large rectangular form and a circular form are provided for producing soap films using a specially-formulated soap solution. Careful movement allows production of various standing waves.

References

Marvin Ohriner, Spectacular Bubbles, TPT 7, 456, (1969).Bernard Sharkey, Soap Films, TPT 3, 67, (1965).

G. Vibrations And Mechanical Waves

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