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Frequency and amplitude of sound

Frequency and amplitude of sound
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Key Info
  • Frequency and amplitude of sound
  • Duration: 00:59
  • The presenter and a sound expert investigate what happens when a wine glass is subjected to high amplitude sounds at a frequency similar to the natural frequency of the glass. The experiment is conducted in a special soundproofed chamber because of the harmful amplitude of the sound, using a strobe light to see movement in the glass.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Waves - Sound and Light

  • Keywords: sound, sound effects, frequency, amplitude, vibration
Ideas for use in class
  • Demonstration, related to resonance.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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