Physics 213 November 2, 1999

Prob. Set 7 due November 9

Reading: Ch.6, p. 178 - 196.

Exam II: Given out Thur, Nov. 11, due 10am Tues, Nov.16. Covers through Ch. 5.


1) 6-1

2) 6-2

3) 6-10

4) Find the mode configurations and frequencies for the first three modes of transverse vibration of a continuous string with tension To, mass density m, and length L given the boundary conditions that both ends are free, i.e. they slide on frictionless rods that pass through massless rings at each end of the string. (Hint: what net force can be applied to a massless ring?)

5) The wave machine we used in class consists of a steel wire backbone along the x direction with transverse iron rods. Let k denote the angular spring constant of the wire, i.e. the return torque is k times the angle of twist (in radians). Let I be the moment of inertia of one rod. Find the dispersion relation, i.e. the relation between w and k, for the wave machine.

6) Here are some data for the wave machine:

There are 72 iron rods, density r = 7.86.

The rods are 45.7 cm long and 0.40 cm in diameter.

The length of the machine from the first rod to the last rod is 90 cm.

With a 50 gm mass hung 15.3 cm from the wire backbone on rod #1, rod #6 must be twisted by 23.5° to keep rod #1 horizontal.

With the end rods clamped the period measured in class for the n=1 mode was 2.9s, for the n = 2 mode 1.7 s.

Use the given data and the dispersion relation calculated in prob.5 to compare the calculated periods with the measured periods.