Reflection and Interference of Waves

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Title Reflection and Interference of Waves
Description An activity to be included as part of a lab activity using a slinky to learn the properties of waves. Students first explore reflection of waves at a boundary for different boundary conditions. They then explore interference patterns formed for single pulses of sound waves and then continuous soundwaves.
Subject Physics
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Sound, Waves
Simulation(s) Sound, Wave on a String

Author(s) Paul Williams, Myra West
School / Organization Austin Community College
Date submitted 7/23/06
Date updated 1/5/09