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Re: How frequency is affected in a metal rod

  1. Aug 28, 2011 #1
    I understand that the frequency of the sound produced when hitting a metal rod will change as you hold different parts of the rod to increase or decrease the length of it. However, what puzzles me is whether the frequency will change if you keep the position of your hand constant while hitting different parts of the rod?

    Please help me in this. Thanks.
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2011 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Given that a spectrum of frequencies are produced (the timbre of the sound), yes.
     
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