BCIT Physics Department

Demonstration Manual

Sound and Wave Motion

DVW06 - Tuning Forks


- To illustrate the production of various frequencies of sound waves by various lengths of tuning forks.



Strike tuning forks with rubber mallet only, to avoid damage to tuning fork (stress cracking, change of calibrated frequency). Touch handle of struck fork to a tabletop, etc.

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