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Standing Waves
A A A A A A A




N N N N N N NN




A = Antinodes N = Nodes

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Can you
explain this?
VIDEO

...of a Reubens Tube

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Introduction
Important term:

SUPERPOSITION
...is the algebraic sum
of the wave
displacements of two
(or more) waves at the
point where they
overlap.

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Introduction
A standing wave is an
example of linear
interference; two waves
with the same
frequency and equal
and opposite velocities,
superpose.

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Animation
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25 slides.

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Standing wave





One "loop"

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Standing wave





One "loop"

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Standing wave





One "loop"

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Standing wave





One "loop"

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Standing wave





One "loop"

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