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A question about resonant frequency

  1. May 26, 2015 #1
    hello, I'm a first year science undergrad, currently learning about mechanics and waves and so on
    there's this vine that's been going around, which shows someone playing a harp - here is the video in question; I personally find it quite beautiful and fascinating. Apparently the phenomena is caused by the camera shutter speed being in synch with the vibration of the string. Is this an example of resonant frequency, or is it something else entirely? Thanks.
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  3. May 26, 2015 #2


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    It's a stroboscopic effect.
  4. May 26, 2015 #3


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