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    Hey! I was just wondering acoustic resonance and what types of materials have them- specifically, metals. Would a sword made of pure iron, or a mixture of metals [i.e. steel] have a resonant frequency property? And if so [or for any resonant frequency--object], how make would the object vibrate? Does this depend on on how loud the sound is, or?...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPiano View Post
    Hey! I was just wondering acoustic resonance and what types of materials have them- specifically, metals. Would a sword made of pure iron, or a mixture of metals [i.e. steel] have a resonant frequency property? And if so [or for any resonant frequency--object], how make would the object vibrate? Does this depend on on how loud the sound is, or?...
    Just about any solid material, made into a suitable shape. A glass or ceramic bowl can be pinged and will resonate, the blade of a knife similarly, a rubber band or a piano or violin string equally. Or an iron girder will ring when hit with a hammer. You just need to hit it, or twang it.


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    I think a sword would kinda sorta maybe sound like a musical saw.
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