School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Wc-2 Interference of Two Sound Sources (1)

Published: Tuesday 14 March 2006 - Updated: Wednesday 30 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate acoustic interference.

Apparatus

Diagrams

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Two Speaker Interference Diagram

Description

The signal generator is fed into the auxiliary input of the stereo amplifier and set to 3-5 kHz. The speakers are positioned approximately six feet apart and directed into the audience. If the microphone probe is traversed along line A-B the nodes and antinodes are readily displayed as minima and maxima on the C.R.O.

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