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written by Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre
The One-Dimensional Wave Function Superposition JavaScript Model shows how the superposition principle gives rise to wave phenomena such as standing waves and beats.  Users enter real-valued wave functions and observe both the time dependent functions and their superposition. This model uses the JavaScript mathematical function parser.  

The Molecular Dynamics Performance  JS Model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) version 5.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run html page and requires only a browser with JavaScript support.
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Beats
= Phase and Group Velocity
= Standing Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/javascript
- application/zip
- text/html
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 6-8: 4F/M4. Vibrations in materials set up wavelike disturbances that spread away from the source. Sound and earthquake waves are examples. These and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.
  • 6-8: 4F/M7. Wave behavior can be described in terms of how fast the disturbance spreads, and in terms of the distance between successive peaks of the disturbance (the wavelength).
  • 9-12: 4F/H6ab. Waves can superpose on one another, bend around corners, reflect off surfaces, be absorbed by materials they enter, and change direction when entering a new material. All these effects vary with wavelength.
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W. Christian and F. Esquembre, Computer Program ONE DIMENSIONAL WAVE SUPERPOSITION JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2013), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13014&DocID=3583).
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W. Christian and F. Esquembre, Computer Program ONE DIMENSIONAL WAVE SUPERPOSITION JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2013), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13014&DocID=3583>.
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Christian, W., & Esquembre, F. (2013). One Dimensional Wave Superposition JS Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13014&DocID=3583
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Christian, Wolfgang, and Francisco Esquembre. "One Dimensional Wave Superposition JS Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13014&DocID=3583 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang, and Francisco Esquembre. One Dimensional Wave Superposition JS Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2013. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13014&DocID=3583>.
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One Dimensional Wave Superposition JS Model:

Is the Basis For EJSS wave 1d superposition model

Changes:

recreate on a fresh ejss using codes from http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=13014
use design ideas from http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2010/06/open-source-ejs-superposition-of-2.html
Area of improvement:

cannot figure out how to make a dot that travels on the  f(x,t) and  g(x,t)

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