Physics Dept. Demonstration Manual

DVW06 - Tuning Forks

Objective:

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

 
Apparatus:  
  • Tuning forks
  • Rubber mallet


Method:

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.