Superposition of Waves

waves_small_16.gif (26782 bytes)Level of difficulty:  variable, algebra to precalculus

Two traveling waves and their superposition are shown in the applet window.  Users can select wavelength, frequency, amplitude, phase, and direction of motion for each component wave.   A major goal is to impart an understanding of the conditions needed to achieve a standing wave in a medium.

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