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The Physics Teacher
A Student Project on Wind Chimes E very introductory physics class includes a discussion of standing waves. We wanted to offer our students an opportunity to earn bonus points by demonstrating their knowledge of this material. The project we developed involves constructing a set of wind chimes in which each hanging rod produces a clear tone, and the combination of rods generates a chord. The project is not concerned with exact pitches, but rather with standing waves and nodes and the correctdoi:10.1119/1.880040 fatcat:alo36hsda5carg5luk4z7nvlwa