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Title Waves: Superposition (Inquiry Based)
Description The students will use the simulation to learn the goals through an inquiry approach. Learning Goals:Students will be able to: Define harmonic, determine the relationship between the harmonics.Explain the relationship between harmonics and the corresponding wave function.Predict what happens when more than one wave is present. This is the second in of a two part series of Fourier activities. The first one is called Wave Representation.
Subject Mathematics, Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Sound, Waves, interference, math, phet activity, sine
Simulation(s) Fourier: Making Waves


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 8/11/05
Date updated 7/9/13