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Partials of an Organ Pipe

  1. Feb 21, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What are the fundamental and first overtone (second partial) of an open (at both ends)
    organ pipe 16 ft long?

    2. Relevant equations
    V=fλ


    3. The attempt at a solution
    V=fλ
    343=f8
    42.9 hz= f

    I'm just not sure how to find partials :/ All help is appreciated
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2014 #2

    haruspex

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    If I'm interpreting that equation correctly, you're saying the fundamental wavelength in a 16ft doubly open pipe is 8m. That's a bit inaccurate. How do you arrive at that?
    For the first overtone, how many wavelengths in the pipe?
     
  4. Feb 23, 2014 #3
    Well, I wouldn't say arrived so much as blundered into it lol. I don't really understand the question or partials so from everything I was able to find on partials I guessed 8. From the information the other things I could think of would be 16 or 2. I could provide the links to this information. I was kind of just throwing darts with something I didn't understand
     
  5. Feb 23, 2014 #4

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    Maybe I should have emphasised parts of my question: 16 feet.... 8 metres.
    Do you know about nodes and antinodes? Do you get a node or antinode at the open end of a pipe? Can you draw a diagram?
     
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