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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

Why does a vibrating guitar string sound louder when placed on the instrument than it would if allowed to vibrate in the air while off the instrument?

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Why does a vibrating guitar string sound louder when placed on the instrument than it would if allowed to vibrate in the air while off the instrument.

Explanation

Sound is nothing but a compression and rarefaction of the particles in the medium in which it is sound wave propagates. The greater the compression and rarefaction of the particles in the medium in which it is sound wave is propagating the greater the loudness of the sound.

Sound is produced by a vibrating string of guitar by setting the air particles into motion. When vibrated alone vibrating string of guitar does not produce much disturbance in the medium. Thus very less air motion and the loudness is very low...

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