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physics question--help

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by twesting2173, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. twesting2173

    twesting2173 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2001
    could someone help me with harmonics?

    is "N" (the number of antinodes) the harmonic number? that's what i thought, but then i looked through some KAPLAN flash cards and it says that the harmonic number in the pipes drawn corresponded to the node number.

    can someone help me?

    thanks for all your help, good luck to eveyone....i'm so scared.
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  3. holla

    holla Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    you are right...however it depends on how you look at it..in closed pipes n does equal the number of anitnodes or is the harmonic number...but in open pipes it refers to the nodes and harmonic number..im pretty sure that's right..let me know if its not.
  4. freakazoid

    freakazoid Guy Friend Extraordinaire 7+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Though I can't say I know the answer to that as well, I agree w/ holla. In tubes where one end is closed and the other end is open, the harmonic number can be the number of nodes or antinodes, since there are an equal number of them . . .

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