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written by Richard Tarara
This zip file download includes a Microsoft Windows simulation of a lab focusing on a vibrating string attached to a mass over a pulley.  The user can change the string tension by changing the mass and the frequency of the string's vibration and observe the resulting motion, finding resonances.

Please note that this resource requires MS-Windows.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Standing Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Laboratory
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/exe
- application/zip
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© 2006 R.W. Tarara
Free for non-commercial, educational use only.
oscillations, physics lab simulator, standing waves, tension, waves on strings
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Metadata instance created January 25, 2011 by Kendall Hunnewell
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August 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Tarara, Computer Program STANDING WAVES 2011 (2006), WWW Document, (
R. Tarara, Computer Program STANDING WAVES 2011 (2006), <>.
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Tarara, R. (2006). Standing Waves 2011 [Computer software]. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from
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Tarara, Richard. "Standing Waves 2011." (accessed 23 June 2024).
MLA Format
Tarara, Richard. Standing Waves 2011. Computer software. 2006. MS-Windows. 23 June 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Richard Tarara", Title = {Standing Waves 2011}, Month = {June}, Year = {2011} }
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