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Sound waves, guitars and polarization

  1. Apr 25, 2012 #1
    I'm currently doing some research on sound waves and their relation to making a guitar highly energetic. I have a few questions on this topic that I would like to ask.

    1. The waves created on a guitar string. Are they 1 dimensional transverse (standing) waves?

    2. Does this vibrational energy get transferred to the bridge, then plate of the guitar in turn creating yet another 1 dimensional, transverse motion up and down?

    3. If this is this motion simply up and down?

    4. And does this create a 1 or 2 dimensional wave propogation within the guitar's 'resonance box'?

    Any other information regarding this area would be highly appreciated.
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