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written by Edward Zobel
This applet demonstrates basic wave superposition. The user can select two waveforms and view the resulting wave on a string as they move towards the middle in opposite directions. The user can select to view each of the individual waves, the sum, or both. The simulation can be slowed down to help the user examine the phenomenon more closely.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 1997 Edward A. Zobel
Keywords:
constructive, destructive, interference, pulse, square wave, superposition, wave, wave application, waves
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Metadata instance created August 10, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
December 9, 2014 by Lyle Barbato
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January 1, 2006
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AIP Format
E. Zobel, (1997), WWW Document, (http://zonalandeducation.com.temp/mstm/physics/waves/interference/waveInterference1/WaveInterference1.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
E. Zobel, Zona Land: Wave Interference 1, (1997), <http://zonalandeducation.com.temp/mstm/physics/waves/interference/waveInterference1/WaveInterference1.html>.
APA Format
Zobel, E. (2006, January 1). Zona Land: Wave Interference 1. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from http://zonalandeducation.com.temp/mstm/physics/waves/interference/waveInterference1/WaveInterference1.html
Chicago Format
Zobel, Edward. Zona Land: Wave Interference 1. January 1, 2006. http://zonalandeducation.com.temp/mstm/physics/waves/interference/waveInterference1/WaveInterference1.html (accessed 20 December 2014).
MLA Format
Zobel, Edward. Zona Land: Wave Interference 1. 1997. 1 Jan. 2006. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://zonalandeducation.com.temp/mstm/physics/waves/interference/waveInterference1/WaveInterference1.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Edward Zobel", Title = {Zona Land: Wave Interference 1}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {20 December 2014}, Month = {January 1, 2006}, Year = {1997} }
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