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This page contains an interactive Flash simulation of the motion of a vibrating string, plus related resources for classroom use. The end of the string can be moved using the mouse or driven by an oscillator to set up traveling or standing waves. The string is modeled as a series of interacting masses. Tension of the string, damping, and frequency and amplitude of the oscillator can be adjusted.
This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET). See Related items on this page for a link to clicker questions and a unit of instruction developed specifically to accompany PhET simulations involving wave motion.
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A set of clicker questions, pre-lab and post-lab questions specifically developed for use with the PhET simulation "Wave On A String". It was designed for beginners or non-science majors with little or no background in physics.