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Wave Phenomena


Diffraction
Young's Experiment and generalized wave interference through an N-slit aperture. This Applet includes N-slit interference and modulation effects from a finite slit width.
Longitudinal, Transverse and waves of a Mixed Type
Visual display depicting the distinction between three types of waves.
Sound
Propigation of sound waves from a moving source
Superposition I
The superposition of two simple harmonic waves. This Applet illustrates superposition, and beat frequencies.
Superposition II
An animated superposition of two simple harmonic waves. This Applet illustrates superposition, beat frequencies, and the distinction between phase and group velocities.
Wavepackets
Wave Reflection
Reflection of a logitudinal wave.
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