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Stationary Waves

  1. Dec 7, 2003 #1
    How would be a good way of explaining Sationary Waves to somebody who does not know what they are? I'm talking analogys, presentations, ideas.
    I have a good knowledge of them, but am struggling to explain them to my peers.
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  3. Dec 7, 2003 #2
    Perahps it may be worth while sharing your 'good knowledge of them', thats if its not to much of a struggle?

    Then I'm sure you could just as well send your peers here, and let them see your shared knowledge.
  4. Dec 8, 2003 #3
    Get a slinky spring and get two volunteers, one person to hold each end. Then get them to wiggle it until a stationary wave appears. By wiggling it faster, you should also be able to demonstrate the first few modes.
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