BCIT Physics Department

Demonstration Manual

Sound and Wave Motion

DVW08 - Beat Frequencies, Tuning Forks


- To illustrate the production of beats.



The procedure is identical to DVW7, except that the clamp is adjusted to a slightly different frequency then that of the other fork. The difference between the frequencies is detected as the "Beat" frequency.

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- Video Created at Utah State University by Professor Boyd F. Edwards and assistants.