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## Problem 26E Chapter 21

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Problem 26E

Tom Senior makes music by setting small columns of air into vibration by blowing across the ends of drinking straws of various lengths. Which straws, the short ones or the long ones, produce lower pitch? What would you expect of the pitch produced by the much larger musical instrument behind Tom that uses resonant air columns excited by striking the ends of the tubes with paddles?

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Solution 26E Pitch is measured by frequency and the the frequency of a transverse wave set up in a string is given by, = 1 T…..(1), l is the string’s length, T is the tension of the string 2l m and...

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##### ISBN: 9780321909107

This full solution covers the following key subjects: air, tom, straws, Pitch, Columns. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 45 chapters, and 4650 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 26E from chapter: 21 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 04/03/17, 08:01AM. Conceptual Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321909107. Since the solution to 26E from 21 chapter was answered, more than 229 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “Tom Senior makes music by setting small columns of air into vibration by blowing across the ends of drinking straws of various lengths. Which straws, the short ones or the long ones, produce lower pitch? What would you expect of the pitch produced by the much larger musical instrument behind Tom that uses resonant air columns excited by striking the ends of the tubes with paddles?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 66 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Conceptual Physics, edition: 12.

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