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written by the Physics 2000 and Martin Goldman
This site from Physics 2000 contains an interactive simulation of waves bouncing back and forth in a box.  The user controls the wavelength, and the simulation shows the superposition of all the waves in the box. When the waves resonate, the large amplitude of the superposition is unmistakable, and the relationship between the wavelength of the waves and the size of the box is clear.
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Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
- Wave Motion
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
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image credit: Ed Lee This resource was a Physics To Go feature from May 16, 2007 until June 1, 2007. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Physics
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Keywords: interference, resonance, resonance, resonate, simulation of waves, superposition, wave anatomy, wave motion, wavelength
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 22, 2006 by Jessica Hollums
Record Updated: Aug 04, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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August 25, 2006
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Physics 2000 and M. Goldman, Physics 2000: Resonance, (2006), <>.
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Physics 2000, & Goldman, M. (2006, August 25). Physics 2000: Resonance. Retrieved September 22, 2019, from
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Physics 2000, and Martin Goldman. Physics 2000: Resonance. August 25, 2006. (accessed 22 September 2019).
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Physics 2000, and Martin Goldman. Physics 2000: Resonance. 2006. 25 Aug. 2006. 22 Sep. 2019 <>.
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