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written by Brian P. Reid
This applet shows the concept of superposition of waves. Two waves with the same amplitude and wavelength move in opposite directions and their sum is shown.
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Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2001 Brian P. Reid
Superposition waves, standing wave, traveling wave
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Metadata instance created February 22, 2006 by Amin Parnian
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