Waving Stringsby: William C. Robertson, Ph.D.

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Unless you really haven't been paying attention to the world around you, you know that plucked strings produce sounds. Carlos Santana demonstrates this on a regular basis. Because stringed instruments are so commonly used to produce sounds, we're going to spend a chapter figuring out what exactly those strings are doing when you pluck them. We're going to be analyzing what happens when you produce waves on strings. These waves produce sounds, but they are not themselves sound waves.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle
Publication Date
1/1/2003

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  • on Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:33 PM

By this, I mean that Robertson starts simple and then increases the complexity of the concept. This is similar to how teachers should be teaching students. You start with where they are and increase the complexity.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)


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