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written by Martin Kirby
This simulation illustrates the addition of two waves, either transverse and/or longitudinal. The user can interactively change a wide range of parameters of the interfering waves: speed, wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. The simulation shows interference, beats, standing waves, the vertical position, velocity, or acceleration of a point on either wave, and formulas describing the waves mathematically.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- General
- Wave Motion
= Beats
= Interference and Diffraction
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Standing Waves
= Transverse Pulses and Waves
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/javascript
- text/html
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Rights Holder:
Martin Kirby
beats, constructive, destructive, frequency, interference, longitudinal, phase angle, physics, standing waves, superposition, transverse, wavelength
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 17, 2018 by MARTIN KIRBY
Record Updated:
May 18, 2018 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
May 1, 2018
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