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The Kundt’s Apparatus’ is ideal for the study of sound and waves, standing waves , resonance, musical instruments and tones. The apparatus includes: The. Kundt tube definition, a gas-filled tube used to measure the speed of sound: when a membrane at one end is vibrated at a frequency that produces standing. Kundt tube definition is – an acoustically resonating horizontal glass tube in which the standing-wave nodes are exhibited by the distribution of a fine powder and.

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If the frequency of the sound wave, f is known, we can calculate the speed of sound as.

The apparatus consists of a long transparent horizontal pipe G, tuve contains a fine powder such as cork dust or talc. At the ends of the tube, there are metal fittings.

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At one end of the tube, a metallic rod AB, of uniform radius having one or two meter length is introduced. This rod is clamped at the middle and carries a circular disc D, rigidly fixed at one end.

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The radius of the tbue is slightly less than the radius of the glass tube. The rod is inserted a few centimeters inside the tube, without touching it.

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The other end of the glass tube is closed by a metallic piston, P. The position of the piston can be adjusted by moving it in or out.

The whole apparatus is tightly clamped on a table, so that there will be no jerks on the tube during the experiment. The tube is dried and fixed in position after spreading a thin layer of cork dust in it.

The length of the metal rod is equal to half the wavelength of the sound wave in the material of the rod.

The disc begins to vibrate backward and forward. The air inside the glass tube is set into forced vibrations with kundy frequency of the wave emitted and stationary waves are produced by reflection at the piston.

On altering the position of the piston, a point is reached where an overtone of the air column coincides with the fundamental of the rod, and thus produces resonance within the tube. At this stage, the cork dust in the tube is violently agitated and collected as heaps at the nodes.

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The average distance between the successive heaps will be equal to half the wavelength of sound in air. If l a be the mean distance between the consecutive nodes of cork dust in air and l rthe length of the metal rod, then. If f is the frequency of vibration produced, the velocity of the sound wave through the rod and air is given by. Knowing the speed of sound in air, we can calculate the speed of sound in the rod. A long glass tube, piston, metal rod, powdered cork, ruler, clamps and leather piece.

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