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P19-05: Wave Interference

P19-05: Wave Interference


What happens when waves collide?  Watch and see.

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The video covers wave interference and standing waves.  Use this INTERACTIVE FIGURE to see the patterns.  Here, too, is a DMV that will show interference.  Try all three Superpositions.

Source: Hewitt, P. G. (2015). Conceptual Physics (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. Direct Measurement Video: Bohacek, P. (2015).

Interference and Standing Waves