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written by Carl Rod Nave
This Hyperphysics site provides an explanation of standing waves in strings and air columns. Diagrams explain phase changes, nodes, anti-nodes, and reflection. Links supply further information.
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Waves and Pendula
- Oscillations
= Simple Harmonic Motion
- Wave Motion
= Standing Waves
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image credit: Andrew Davidhazy; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from August 1, 2008 until August 16, 2008. View the feature here!

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Restriction: © 2006 C. R. Nave
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Keywords: air column, anti-nodes, frequency, interference, nodes, resonance, simple harmonic motion, standing waves, wave on a string, wavelength
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