3B10.60 - Standing Waves - Water Waves

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Standing Waves - Water Waves
Standing Waves
Area of Study:
Waves, Solar, and Galactic Astronomy
Narrow Water trough and Commercial Wave Machines.

Use the paddle and pulse the water towards the end of the trough to set up standing waves.  Changing the frequency of the pulse will change the wavelength of the standing wave.

The commercial wave machines will show some interesting effects of wave phenomenon at a boundary or interface.

  • Nada Razpet, Tomaz Kranjc, "Pictures of Signs in Sea Waves", TPT, Vol. 60, #1, Jan. 2022, p. 15.
  • Scott J. Sinick and John J. Lynch, "Surface Gravity Waves: Resonance in a Fish Tank", TPT, Vol. 48, #5, May 2010, p. 330.
  • Callum J. Shakespeare, "Spontaneous Generation of Internal Waves", Physics Today, Vol. 72, #6, June 2019, p. 34.
  • Robert Ehrlich, "J.3. One-Dimensional Water Wave in a Narrow Trough", Turning the World Inside Out, p. 128 - 129.

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