Standing Waves

  • William M. Hartmann
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


The two previous chapters have described wave motion with particular reference to traveling waves. Traveling waves carry energy and information from one point in space to another. This chapter begins a study of standing waves. Standing waves turn out to be the modes of vibration of important classes of musical instruments. Accordingly, the chapter quickly moves on to the vibration of guitar strings.


Sine Crest Acoustics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Hartmann
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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