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A Wave Pulse Equation


Wave motion involves the transmission of energy and not matter. The most common waves in our everyday surroundings are matter waves. Disturbances that move through matter such as strings, springs, water, air, and rocks are all examples of matter waves.


In this activity, you will

  • Explore the shape of a transverse wave pulse and how it moves along a spring lying on a smooth floor.

Software for Experiment

This experiment uses Logger Pro software for video analysis. The video for analysis is included with the lab book.

Experiment 21 from Physics with Video Analysis Lab Book

<em>Physics with Video Analysis</em> book cover

Included in the Lab Book

Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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