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Wave Superposition

  1. Jun 9, 2005 #1
    Wave Superposition!!!!

    This may be asking a bit much, but I'm really desperate and don't have a clue. It's on an exam I have very soon so I need to find out!

    Anyone who can answer i love you lots. Here is the (big) question:

    13) in this question, you are to choose, and write about, one particular example of wave superposition.

    a) i) state the type of wave being used in your example of wave superposition.

    ii) give typical values of the wavelength and speed of these waves.

    b) draw a suitably labelled diagram to show the physical situation require to produce the superposition effect.

    c) state how the effect could be produced

    d) describe three observations that could be made, and explains these observations using principles of superposition

    THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Jun 9, 2005 #2


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    If you have browsed through how things are done here, you will see that we try not to do or answer the question for you. You will have to put in most of the effort based on help and guidance received here.

    This assignment obviously is trying to test if (i) you understand the definition of "superposition of waves" (ii) and what the consequences of such a phenomenon.

    I am guessing that this is not the first time you have heard of "superposition". So the first thing you have to do is find the definition of this word and what it actually mean physically. Write down here what you found. Only after you have done this can we proceed.

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