This page features an animated image and a discussion of mechanical waves. The animation below depicts a pulse moving through a medium which is free to move at its end.
This tutorial is part of The Physics Classroom. This web site also includes interactive tools to help students with concepts and problem solving, worksheets for student assignments, and recommendations for simple introductory laboratories.
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