Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wave animations

Spring wave Waves are the result of a disturbance or variation that transfers energy progressively from one point to another.
String wave Click slowly or rapidly (change the frequency) to see the effect on wavelength (the distance between successive peaks).
Particle wave This is how sound is transmitted. Note that the disturbance propagates, but the particles stay in the same place.
Tsunami wave Note that the wave attenuates as it loses energy. (Its amplitude (height) diminishes).
Do the wave Again, the people stay in the same seats as the disturbance propagates.

 

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