Standing waves

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Standing waves....

Homework Statement


If two waves differ only in amplitude and are propagated in opposite directions through a medium, will they produce standing waves. Is energy transported?


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The Attempt at a Solution


About the first part i think they do produce standing waves in which there are no nodes but there are maximum and minimum values of amplitude....I dont know if this is exactly a standing wave and is enrgy transported?
 

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No, they will not produce standing waves if the amplitudes are different. Take a look at this http://faculty.uml.edu/cbaird/95.658(2011)/Standing_Wave.zip" [Broken] I wrote.
 
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