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written by Pascal Renault
Available Languages: English, French
This applet illustrates the principles of constructive and destructive interference in transverse waves moving in opposite directions. Users can begin by shaping the two wave pulses using the two sets of handles located at both ends of a line. Clicking on "Run!" will allow users to view the resulting interference as the pulses travel along the line.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Demonstration
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
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- application/shockwave
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© 2000 Pascal Renault
Keywords:
constructive, destructive, interference, pulse, superposition, waves
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Metadata instance created October 21, 2005 by Ed Lee
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December 15, 2010 by Cathy Ezrailson
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February 5, 2006
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P. Renault, (2000), WWW Document, (http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoacw1/wave_interference.html).
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P. Renault, Wave Interference (2000), <http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoacw1/wave_interference.html>.
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Renault, P. (2006, February 5). Wave Interference. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoacw1/wave_interference.html
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Renault, Pascal. Wave Interference. February 5, 2006. http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoacw1/wave_interference.html (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Renault, Pascal. Wave Interference. 2000. 5 Feb. 2006. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeoacw1/wave_interference.html>.
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