This web page presents the physics of standing waves. It is presented as a conversation between a student and a teacher, making it lively to read. There is also a simulation that provides an animated illustration and the relation between the wavelength and the length of the confined space is described. Some practical examples are also cited.
This is part of a tutorial on the physics of microwave ovens and the larger Physics 2000 web site. .
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Wave Energy Unit Title: Standing Waves and Resonance
This tutorial is presented as a conversation between a student and a teacher about wave resonance. It uses the context of waves bouncing around in a microwave and includes an interactive simulation. It also features an interesting analogy of laying bathroom tile to help students understand phase phenomena in wave resonance.
Physics 2000, & Goldman, M. (2006, August 25). Physics 2000: Resonance. Retrieved September 25, 2016, from http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/ArtsSciences/physics/PhysicsInitiative/Physics2000/microwaves/standing_wave2.html
Physics 2000, and Martin Goldman. Physics 2000: Resonance. August 25, 2006. http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/ArtsSciences/physics/PhysicsInitiative/Physics2000/microwaves/standing_wave2.html (accessed 25 September 2016).
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