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Homework Help: The Physics Behind a Home Made Drum

  1. Apr 14, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    OK so for a project in my physics class I have to make a drum out of homemade things. I understand how to make a drum however my teacher told me that I have make the drum able to play the following notes/frequencies.
    a. C (261.63 Hz)
    b. D (293.66 Hz)
    c. E (329.63 Hz)
    d. F(349.23 Hz)
    e. G (392.00 Hz)
    f. A (440.00 Hz)
    g. B (493.88 Hz)
    h. C (523.25 Hz)
    First of all, how do I know what kind of drum I need to make for each frequency (lengthwise,etc..)? What formulas do I need to know overall to do this project? The above information was really all I was given and I am clueless. If it helps any, our class is currently studying waves in our Physics book.

    Heeeeelp me outt pleaaaaaaaaase!

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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