Recommended for High School through College.
A wave is different from a particle because it can move between two locations without any matter moving from one place to another. Instead wave motion involves only the transmission of energy. Suppose the ends of a long stretched slinky are clamped and two wave pulses travel toward each other in opposite directions.
In this activity, you will
- Explore what happens before, during, and after these pulses meet.
- Learn about the principle of wave superposition.
Software for Experiment
This experiment uses Logger Pro software for video analysis. The video for analysis is included with the lab book.
No standards correlations for this experiment.