Problem 11: Guitar String

A periodic force is applied to a steel guitar string using an electromagnet. Investigate the motion of the guitar string around its resonance frequency.”

I. Phenomenon Demonstration

II. Books, Encyclopedia, Discussion and Forum Posts

III. Research Paper

  • Perov, P., Johnson, W., & Perova-Mello, N. (2016). The physics of guitar string vibrations. American Journal of Physics, 84(1), 38–43. doi:10.1119/1.4935088

  • Carlà, M., & Straulino, S. (2017). Measurements on a guitar string as an example of a physical nonlinear driven oscillator. American Journal of Physics, 85(8), 587–595. doi:10.1119/1.4991374

  • Molteno, T. C., & Tufillaro, N. B. (2004). An experimental investigation into the dynamics of a string. American Journal of Physics, 72(9), 1157–1169. doi:10.1119/1.1764557

  • Whitfield, S. B., & Flesch, K. B. (2014). An experimental analysis of a vibrating guitar string using high-speed photography. American Journal of Physics, 82(2), 102–109. doi:10.1119/1.4832195

  • Narasimha, R. (1968). Non-Linear vibration of an elastic string. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 8(1), 134–146. doi:10.1016/0022-460x(68)90200-9

  • Miles, J. W. (1965). Stability of Forced Oscillations of a Vibrating String. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 38(5), 855–861. doi:10.1121/1.1909816