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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Waves on a Wave Machine

PIRA 3B10.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A transverse wave can be seen to travel up and down the length of a wave machine. An end can be fixed so that free end reflections (non-inverted) and fixed end reflections (inverted) can be seen. Different sized machines can be linked to show reflection and transmission at boundaries and density changes (wave is slower in higher density mediums).

Recipe and
Location:

Wave Machines
Wave Machine Accessories

Video:

MPG Video:

One Section

Real Video:

One Section

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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