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Fundamental frequency and higher harmonics

  1. Mar 19, 2009 #1
    Could someone validate if this is correct?

    for waves with antinode/antinode or node/node ends
    if the fundamental frequency is f1
    then f2 = 2f1, second harmonic
    and f3 = 3f1, third harmonic

    but for waves with antinode'/node or node/antinodes at the ends
    then if fundamental frequency is f1
    then f3 = 3f1 (third harmonic)
    f5 = 5f1
    because there are no second/4th/even harmonics

    would this be correct?

    much thanks!!
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  3. Mar 19, 2009 #2


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    Yes. It is correct.
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