Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 20 - Think and Do: 32

Answer

This is a hands-on demonstration. Try this with your friends, and be prepared to explain the physics of the demonstration to them.

Work Step by Step

Stretching the balloon rubber at a higher or a lower tension, or using rubber of a different thickness, will change the natural frequency of the rubber/mirror system, and thus change the patterns.
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