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Check out this site to learn how to make interesting and artistic photographs of a vibrating string. You'll find out how the string is vibrated, how the string is lit, and even the exposure time and the effect it has on the resulting image. Four images of the vibrating string are included. This site is produced by Andrew Davidhazy at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 14, 2007 until March 1, 2007. View the feature here!

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### Question?

Author: henry wilson
Posted: February 14, 2007 at 7:07AM

Do you think string theory has anything to do with the gravity dips surrounding masses? I saw a string vibrate and from the side it looks like dips I have seen in theory creations from artists that draw dips in space surrounding masses like stars and blackholes.

### Re: Question?

Author: Ed Lee
Posted: Feb 20, 2007 at 3:59PM

I passed Henry Wilson's question on to Steve Blau of Physics Today magazine, and here is his response.-- Ed Lee, Physics To Go site editor

My answer to Henry Wilson would be "yes and no."  String theory has as a goal to be a theory of gravity. That's the yes part.  But the visual coincidence he noted is just that, a coincidence.  The string displacement is a displacement of physical string acted on by an external vibrator.  I'm not sure I understand the gravitational "dips in space" that he refers to but I'd guess they are either the warping of spacetime by a gravitational masses, or a potential energy diagram.  In either of those two cases, the physics is quite different from that of a vibrating physical string.

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