Smithsonian History of Tuning Forks
by S Faith Bowen on December 15, 2015 at 8:24 AM
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Meet Steven Turner, curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, as he discusses the Smithsonian's scientific instrument collection. This video focuses the science behind and uses for tuning forks, including demonstrations of tuning forks on resonators, the Grand Tonometer, a medical tuning fork, and a beats apparatus. This is the third video in a series of five.
Tuning Fork In Water VIDEO Shows Physics...
by S Faith Bowen on December 15, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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The Slow Mo Guys-- , these somewhat young and sometimes silly English filmmakers Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy team up to show the world in slow-motion, and this video shows a specific aspect of science. Watch the Tuning Fork in Slow Motion: "When you dunk it in water, the frequency vibrates the water in a cool way," Free explains in the video. Skip to 1:07 to see the vibrations come to life.
Resonating Tuning Forks
by S Faith Bowen on December 15, 2015 at 7:45 AM
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Tuning forks as resonators --- When 2 identical tuning forks (the same Hz) and sounding boxes are placed next to one another. Striking one tuning fork will cause the other to resonate at the same frequency, just like a vibrating string. When a weight is attached to one tuning fork, they are no longer identical. Thus, one will not cause the other to resonate. When two different tuning forks are struck at the same time, the interference of their pitches produces beats.
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