Problem 39.3: Which wave is the sum?

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

These animations show the electric field component of a traveling wave. Click and drag in each animation to see an alternative view of the wave. Restart.

Which wave represents the sum of Wave A and Wave B?

Problem authored by Melissa Dancy.


Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

The OSP Network:
Open Source Physics - Tracker - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics