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written by Edward Zobel
This item is an interactive Java simulation that models the addition and subtraction of waves. You can set amplitude, frequency, and phase shift of two waves, then push the "Add" button to see the wave addition on a coordinate plane.  The student may select either addition or subtraction and may opt for either sine or cosine functions.  These buttons are at the lower left (their text is hard to see).

SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE for a link to the full set of Zona Land Waves tutorials.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Waves and Pendula
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Model
= Tutorial
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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Restriction: © 1999 Edward A. Zobel
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Keywords: collection, interactive simulation, simulation, wave addition, wave interference, wave simulation, wave subtraction, waves
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created March 22, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated: Aug 14, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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