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## Computer Program Detail Page

Vibrations and Wave Tutorial Models
written by Spencer Wheaton
The Vibrations and Wave Tutorial Models demonstrate how the superposition principle gives rise to wave phenomena, such as standing waves and beats.  The five models cataloged in this item demonstrate:

• simple harmonic motion,
• history graphs,
• standing waves,
• standing waves on an infinite string, and
• beats.

You can modify these simulations if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Simple Harmonic Motion
= Springs and Oscillators
- Wave Motion
= Beats
= Phase and Group Velocity
= Standing Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/java
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Spencer Wheaton
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 11, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
August 16, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
Last Update
when Cataloged:
August 10, 2014

### 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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S. Wheaton, Computer Program VIBRATIONS AND WAVE TUTORIAL MODELS, Version 1.0 (2014), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13332&DocID=3890).
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Wheaton, S. (2014). Vibrations and Wave Tutorial Models (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved August 23, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13332&DocID=3890
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Wheaton, Spencer. "Vibrations and Wave Tutorial Models." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13332&DocID=3890 (accessed 23 August 2017).
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Wheaton, Spencer. Vibrations and Wave Tutorial Models. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2014. Java (JRE) 1.6. 23 Aug. 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13332&DocID=3890>.
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### Vibrations and Wave Tutorial Models:

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