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written by Fu-Kwun Hwang
Try this Java applet to find out about superposition--what happens when waves overlap. You control the frequency, velocity, amplitude, and phase of the waves. The frequencies of the waves can be different, so you can see beats. There's a short description of the physics and instructions on how to run the simulation.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Waves and Pendula
- Wave Motion
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2001 Fu-Kwan Hwang and National Taiwan Normal University
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Keywords: interference, wave amplitude, wave phase
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 28, 2005 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Jan 22, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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F. Hwang, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=19.0).
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F. Hwang, NTNU Java: Superposition Principle of Wave (2001), <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=19.0>.
APA Format
Hwang, F. (2004, January 29). NTNU Java: Superposition Principle of Wave. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=19.0
Chicago Format
Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Superposition Principle of Wave. January 29, 2004. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=19.0 (accessed 16 April 2014).
MLA Format
Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: Superposition Principle of Wave. 2001. 29 Jan. 2004. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=19.0>.
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