Tuning Fork Interference

Tuning Fork Interference

Tuning Fork Interference
Two waves, when traveling through the same medium, will superimpose upon one another, causing interference. In the case of sound, the two sounds will combine to form a single sound. This lab asks students to combine the sounds from two tuning forks (which each produces a simple sine wave vibration) and observe the results. Audioscope software provides a unique opportunity to see the waveforms and frequencies that make up a complex sound.

Required Equipment
Tuning Forks Set, Audioscope Software, Computer with Microphone
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