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written by Edward Zobel
This applet, by Zona Land, demonstrates basic wave superposition through an interactive simulation. The user selects two initial waveforms, moves them together, and views the resulting interference. Colorful displays and brief explanations help explain what is happening on the screen.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Waves and Pendula
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Educators
- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1997 Edward A. Zobel
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Keywords: constructive, destructive, interference, superposition, wave, wave application, waves
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 24, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Aug 14, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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