Beats Model Documents

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Main Document

Beats Model 

written by Juan Aguirregabiria
edited by Wolfgang Christian

The Ejs Beats model displays the result of adding two waves with different frequencies.  The simulation displays the superposition of the two waves as well as a phasor diagram that shows how the waves add up at one point in space.  The ratio of the wave amplitudes, the ratio of the frequencies, and the phase shift between the two waves can be changed via textboxes.  You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.  

Ejs Beats model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_ehu_oscillations_beats.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models for classical mechanics are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Last Modified May 24, 2013

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Source Code Documents

Beats Model Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Beats Model.  Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs.

Published October 1, 2008
Last Modified September 6, 2011

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