Please wait for the animation to completely load.
Each panel shows an individual wave that is traveling on a string. Restart.
If these two waves are traveling on the same string, draw the superposition of the two pulses between t = 0 and t = 20 s in 2-s intervals for each animation (position is given in meters and time is given in seconds). Draw your sketches on the worksheets.
When you have completed your drawings, click on the associated animation below (e.g. Animation 1a when you have completed your drawings for Animation 1). Are there any differences between your drawings and the associated animations? Explain. How fast is each wave traveling?
Original problem: Exploration 17.1, Physlet Physics
by Christian and Belloni
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