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Musical Flame Thrower - Ruben's Tube

Zone C: Tempe campus

A Rubens' tube, also known as a standing wave flame tube, or simply flame tube, is an antique physics apparatus for demonstrating acoustic standing waves in a tube. Invented by German physicist Heinrich Rubens in 1905, it graphically shows the relationship between sound waves and sound pressure, as a primitive oscilloscope. Today, it is used only occasionally, typically as a demonstration in physics/chemistry education. We will attach an electric guitar and a violin to the tube.

Natural Science

Building: Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF)
Room or Location: South Plaza

Host: School of Molecular Sciences