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written by Walter Fendt and Robert Hart
This applet demonstrates the harmonics of the air in a tube as an example of standing longitudinal waves. The user can chose the length and type of tube, both sides open, one side closed or both sides closed. The applet calculates the wavelength and and frequency of the wave. The user can choose to view the pressure wave or the displacement of the air molecules.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction of Sound
= Longitudinal Pulses and Waves
= Standing Waves
= Wave Properties of Sound
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Educators
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2003 Walter Fendt
air, pipe, pressure, standing waves, tube
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June 24, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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September 18, 2003
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W. Fendt and R. Hart, Standing Waves Applet (2003), <>.
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Fendt, W., & Hart, R. (2003, September 18). Standing Waves Applet. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from
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Fendt, Walter, and Robert Hart. Standing Waves Applet. September 18, 2003. (accessed 18 July 2024).
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Fendt, Walter, and Robert Hart. Standing Waves Applet. 2003. 18 Sep. 2003. 18 July 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Walter Fendt and Robert Hart", Title = {Standing Waves Applet}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {18 July 2024}, Month = {September 18, 2003}, Year = {2003} }
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