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written by the Physics 2000 and Martin Goldman
This web page presents the physics of resonance of standing waves in a confined space. It is presented as a conversation between a student and a teacher, making it lively to read. There is a simulation that provides an animated illustration of resonance. The relation between the wavelength and the length of the confined space is described. Some practical examples are also cited.

This is part of a tutorial on the physics of microwave ovens and the larger Physics 2000 web site. Physics 2000 introduces some of the results of modern physical science with interactive and engaging web presentations.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
- Wave Motion
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Student Guide
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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image credit: Ed Lee This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from May 16, 2007 until June 1, 2007. View the feature here!

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© 2006 University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Physics
interference, resonance, resonance, resonate, simulation of waves, superposition, wave anatomy, wave motion, wavelength
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Metadata instance created June 22, 2006 by Jessica Hollums
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August 4, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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