Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

For live classroom demonstrations there are a number of devices that have been used to simulate waves. Some are based upon a design produced by E. S. Ritchie & Sons1 and consist of rods and cams that are activated by turning a crank.2,3 These devices show what transverse and longitudinal waves look like, but they do not allow for the free manipulation of wave parameters and observations of the changes that take place. A simple device can be constructed using elastic bands and straws4 to demonstrate properties of transverse waves.

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https://doi.org/10.1119/1.3578431

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Trikosko, W. L., & Callaway, T. O. (2011). Apparatus for demonstrating longitudinal wave pulses. The Physics Teacher, 49(5), 312–313. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.3578431

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