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written by Pascal Renault
Available Languages: English, French
This simulation illustrates the behavior of standing waves in situation where one end fixed, both ends are fixed, and both ends are free. The simulation allows the user to examine the standing wave behavior at the fundamental frequency and when the first three harmonics are added. The user can control the amplitude of each of the harmonics and observe the resulting pattern.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
= Standing Waves
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/shockwave
- text/html
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© 2000 Pascal Renault
closed, fixed, free, fundamental, harmonics, interference, musics, open, sound, standing, standing waves, wave
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Metadata instance created October 21, 2005 by Ed Lee
Record Updated:
August 8, 2016 by Bruce Mason
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when Cataloged:
February 5, 2006
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P. Renault, (2000), WWW Document, (
P. Renault, Harmonics (2000), <>.
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Renault, P. (2006, February 5). Harmonics. Retrieved September 28, 2023, from
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Renault, Pascal. Harmonics. February 5, 2006. (accessed 28 September 2023).
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Renault, Pascal. Harmonics. 2000. 5 Feb. 2006. 28 Sep. 2023 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Pascal Renault", Title = {Harmonics}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {28 September 2023}, Month = {February 5, 2006}, Year = {2000} }
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