Standing waves

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What is a standing wave?
The superposition of two progressive waves with the same wavlength, moving in opposite directions?
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When do you get standing waves?
When a progressive wave is reflected at a boundary.
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Is energy transmitted by a standing wave?
No
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What is the amplitude at a node?
Zero
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What is the amplitude at an antinode?
Maximum
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How many wavlenghts in the second harmonic?
One
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How many wavlengths in the third harmonic?
1.5
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When do you get standing waves?

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When a progressive wave is reflected at a boundary.

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Is energy transmitted by a standing wave?

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What is the amplitude at a node?

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What is the amplitude at an antinode?

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