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1 2 λ + 1 2 ( 1 2 λ ) = L 2 4 λ + 1 4 λ = L 3 4 λ = L λ = 4 3 L

Case 3 : In this case both ends have to be nodes. This means that the length ofthe tube is one half wavelength: So we can equate the two and solve for the wavelength:

1 2 λ = L λ = 2 L
If you ever calculate a longer wavelength for more nodes you have made a mistake. Remember to check if your answers make sense!

Three nodes

To see the complete pattern for all cases we need to check what the next step for case 3 is when we have an additional node. Below is the diagram for the casewhere n = 3 .

Case 1 : Both ends are open and so they must be anti-nodes. We can have threenodes inside the tube only if we have two anti-nodes contained inside the tube and one on each end. This means we have 4 anti-nodes in thetube. The distance between any two anti-nodes is half a wavelength. This means there is half wavelength between every adjacent pairof anti-nodes. We count how many gaps there are between adjacent anti-nodes to determine how many half wavelengths there are and equatethis to the length of the tube L and then solve for λ .

3 ( 1 2 λ ) = L λ = 2 3 L

Case 2 : We want to have three nodes inside the tube. The left end must be anode and the right end must be an anti-node, so there will be two nodes between the ends of the tube. Again we can count the number ofdistances between adjacent nodes or anti-nodes, together these add up to the length of the tube. Remember that the distance between the node and anadjacent anti-node is only half the distance between adjacent nodes. So starting from the left end we count 3 nodes, so 2 half wavelength intervals and then only anode to anti-node distance:

2 ( 1 2 λ ) + 1 2 ( 1 2 λ ) = L λ + 1 4 λ = L 5 4 λ = L λ = 4 5 L

Case 3 : In this case both ends have to be nodes. With one node in between there aretwo sets of adjacent nodes. This means that the length of the tube consists of two half wavelength sections:

2 ( 1 2 λ ) = L λ = L

Superposition and interference

If two waves meet interesting things can happen. Waves are basicallycollective motion of particles. So when two waves meet they both try to impose their collective motion on the particles. This can havequite different results.

If two identical (same wavelength, amplitude and frequency) waves are both trying to form a peak then they are able to achieve the sum oftheir efforts. The resulting motion will be a peak which has a height which is the sum of the heights of the two waves. If two waves areboth trying to form a trough in the same place then a deeper trough is formed, the depth of which is the sum of the depths of the twowaves. Now in this case, the two waves have been trying to do the same thing, and so add together constructively. This is called constructive interference .

If one wave is trying to form a peak and the other is trying to form a trough, then they are competing to do different things. Inthis case, they can cancel out. The amplitude of the resulting wave will depend on the amplitudes of the two waves that are interfering. If the depth ofthe trough is the same as the height of the peak nothing will happen. If the height of the peak is bigger than the depth of thetrough, a smaller peak will appear. And if the trough is deeper then a less deep trough will appear. This is destructive interference .

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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