Website Detail Page

Item Picture
written by Pascal Renault
Available Languages: English, French
This applet illustrates the principles of constructive and destructive interference in transverse waves moving in opposite directions. Users can begin by shaping the two wave pulses using the two sets of handles located at both ends of a line. Clicking on "Run!" will allow users to view the resulting interference as the pulses travel along the line.

Please note that this resource requires Shockwave.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Demonstration
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/shockwave
- text/html
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Access Rights:
Free access
© 2000 Pascal Renault
constructive, destructive, interference, pulse, superposition, waves
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created October 21, 2005 by Ed Lee
Record Updated:
August 8, 2016 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
February 5, 2006
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
P. Renault, (2000), WWW Document, (
P. Renault, Wave Interference (2000), <>.
APA Format
Renault, P. (2006, February 5). Wave Interference. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Renault, Pascal. Wave Interference. February 5, 2006. (accessed 21 June 2024).
MLA Format
Renault, Pascal. Wave Interference. 2000. 5 Feb. 2006. 21 June 2024 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Pascal Renault", Title = {Wave Interference}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {21 June 2024}, Month = {February 5, 2006}, Year = {2000} }
Refer Export Format

%A Pascal Renault %T Wave Interference %D February 5, 2006 %U %O application/shockwave

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source %A Renault, Pascal %D February 5, 2006 %T Wave Interference %V 2024 %N 21 June 2024 %8 February 5, 2006 %9 application/shockwave %U

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

This resource is stored in a shared folder.

You must login to access shared folders.

Wave Interference:

Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders



Related Materials

Similar Materials