Melde's experiment


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Melde's experiment

[′mel·dēz ik‚sper·ə·mənt]
(mechanics)
An experiment to study transverse vibrations in a long, horizontal thread when one end of the thread is attached to a prong of a vibrating tuning fork, while the other passes over a pulley and has weights suspended from it to control the tension in the thread.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.