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# Context Rich Problems Online Archives: Oscillations and Waves

This page provides a set of context-rich physics problems relating to waves ... (more)

This page provides a set of context-rich physics problems relating to waves and oscillations . Each context-rich problem is based on a real-world situation, and includes both information that is relevant to solving the problem and extraneous information. Strategies for problem solving are not explicitly provided. Each problem is formulated so it is too difficult for one student to solve alone, yet not too difficult for a group to master. This resource is based on the research results of the Minnesota Physics Education Research group. See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection. (less)

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# Demonstrations of the Superposition of Waves and Pulses

This website from the University of California, Irvine offers several demonstrations of ... (more)

This website from the University of California, Irvine offers several demonstrations of the superposition of pulses and waves. Four colorful animations present different examples of interfering waves and positive and negative pulses. The motion on the screen is slow enough so the user can follow the superposition as the pulses and waves cross. (less)

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# Driven Wave Machine Model

The Driven Wave Machine model simulates a wave machine driven by a ... (more)

The Driven Wave Machine model simulates a wave machine driven by a sinusoidal oscillator. The machine consists of horizontal bars welded to a torsion rod that is perpendicular to the bars. The simulation allows the user to change the number of bars, the drive frequency, and the boundary conditions. The simulation also allows the user to change the lengths of the bars, thereby simulating the effect of a wave propagating in a non-uniform medium. The Driven Wave Machine model is a supplemental simulation for the article <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3543575">"Standing Waves in a Nonuniform Medium"</a> by Paul Gluck in The Physics Teacher 49(2), 76-77 (2011) and has been approved by the authors and The Physics Teacher editor. The Driven Wave Machine model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_mech_osc_chains_DrivenWaveMachine.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. (less)

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# Ejs Group Velocity Model

The Ejs Group Velocity model displays the time evolution for the superposition ... (more)

The Ejs Group Velocity model displays the time evolution for the superposition of two traveling waves of similar wave numbers and frequencies. The simulation allows an arbitrarily superposition of two waves for the study of group and phase velocity. The amplitude, wave number, and angular frequency of each wave can be changed via text boxes. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. Ejs Group Velocity model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ehu_waves_group_velocity.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for wave motion are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs. (less)

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# Ejs Normal Modes on a Loaded String Model

The EJS Normal Modes on a Loaded String model displays the motion ... (more)

The EJS Normal Modes on a Loaded String model displays the motion of a light string under tension between two fixed points. The string is also loaded with N masses located at regular intervals. The number of masses on the string can be changed via textboxes. (less)

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# Ejs Reflection and Refraction between Taut Strings Model

The Ejs Reflection and Refraction between Taut Strings model displays the motion ... (more)

The Ejs Reflection and Refraction between Taut Strings model displays the motion of a traveling pulse on a string when it is incident on a change of string density. The type of initial pulse type can be changed via slider and the width, amplitude, and speed via text boxes. The relative mass densities of the two strings can be set by setting the reflection coefficient via a slider. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. Ejs Reflection and Refraction between Taut Strings model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ehu_waves_strings.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for wave motion are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs. (less)

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# EjsS Wave Illustration Package

The EjsS Wave Illustration Package contains JavaScript adaptations of Physlet Illustrations from ... (more)

The EjsS Wave Illustration Package contains JavaScript adaptations of Physlet Illustrations from Physlet Physics Chapter 17. Students need to interact with the Physlet, but the answers to the wave questions posed in the Illustration are given or are easily determined from interacting with it. Some Illustrations provide examples of physics applications while others are designed to introduce a particular wave function concept. Typical uses of Illustrations would include reading assignments prior to class and classroom demonstrations. The EjsS Wave Illustration Package was developed using the Easy Java/JavaScript Simulations (EjsS) version 5. Although EjsS is a Java program, it can create stand alone JavaScript programs that run in almost any PC or tablet. EjsS can also create ePub documents containing multiple simulations. (less)

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Andreu Glasmann
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Wolfgang Christian

# Ejs Standing Waves on a String Model

The Ejs Standing Waves on a String model displays the motion of ... (more)

The Ejs Standing Waves on a String model displays the motion of a standing wave on a string. The standing wave can be augmented by adding the zero line and the maximum displacement of the string. The number of standing waves shown can be changed via a slider. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. Ejs Standing Waves on a String model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ehu_waves_standing.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for wave motion are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs. (less)

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# Ejs Transverse Wave Model

The Ejs Transverse Wave model displays the motion of a transverse wave ... (more)

The Ejs Transverse Wave model displays the motion of a transverse wave on a string. The simulation allows an arbitrarily polarized wave to be created. The magnitude of the components of the wave and the relative phase between the components of the wave can all be changed via sliders. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. Ejs Transverse Wave model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ehu_waves_transverse.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for wave motion are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs. (less)

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# Ejs Wave Packet Model

The Ejs Wave Packet model displays the motion of an approximate wave ... (more)

The Ejs Wave Packet model displays the motion of an approximate wave packet. The simulation allows an arbitrarily wave packet to be created. The amplitude, maximum and minimum wave numbers, the number of components, and the dispersion relation can all be changed via text boxes. The default dispersion relation, with the frequency equal to the wavenumber, results in a wavepacket that does not spread. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. Ejs Wave Packet model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ehu_waves_wavepacket.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for wave motion are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs. (less)

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Wolfgang Christian

# Ejs Wave Representations Model

The EJS Wave Representations model displays two representations of a sinusoidal wave ... (more)

The EJS Wave Representations model displays two representations of a sinusoidal wave on a string. One shows a movie of the wave traveling along a string - you can think of this representation as a sequence of photographs. The second representation is a plot of the displacement as a function of time for two points on the string (you can select which two points to use). Using only these two representations, you can determine the values of many different parameters that describe the wave. (less)

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# Ejs Waves and Phasors Model

The Ejs Waves and Phasors model displays the motion of a transverse ... (more)

The Ejs Waves and Phasors model displays the motion of a transverse wave on a string and the resulting phasors for the wave amplitude. The simulation allows an arbitrarily polarized wave to be created. The amplitude, period, phase velocity and number of phasors displayed can all be changed via sliders. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. Ejs Waves and Phasors model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ehu_waves_wave_phasors.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for wave motion are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs. (less)

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# Evidence of embodied cognition about wave propagation

That students think of wavepulses as if throwing balls down a long ... (more)

That students think of wavepulses as if throwing balls down a long taut spring is well established. Typical questions involve students imagining the spring already pulled taut; a different scenario would imagine them pulling the spring tight first. This situation creates a different baseline of physical experience from which to reason. For example, it provides a physical experience in which tension is a relevant measure in the system. We investigated the effects of students pulling the spring (or not) in interviews after instruction. We also wrote two surveys, each giving a different physical description of a typical problem. From interviews, we find evidence that a different embodiment of the problem affects students' responses. In surveys, with students asked to imagine different situations, we found no such evidence. (less)

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# Harmonics and Fourier Series Model

The EJS Harmonics and Fourier Series model displays the sum of harmonics ... (more)

The EJS Harmonics and Fourier Series model displays the sum of harmonics via a Fourier series to yield a new wave. The amplitude of each harmonic as well as the phase of that harmonic can be changed via sliders. In addition, several pre-set functions can be chosen to display. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open EJS Model" from the pop-up menu item. (less)

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# Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Waves on a Slinky

This is an interactive homework problem relating to transverse wave motion in ... (more)

This is an interactive homework problem relating to transverse wave motion in a vibrating Slinky toy. A slinky of known mass is stretched to a length of 6m and given a shake to create a transverse wave pulse. It takes 0.8 seconds for the pulse to travel the full length. If the Slinky is stretched to a length of 10.2m, how long will it take the pulse to reach the other end? The problem is accompanied by a Socratic-dialog "help" sequence designed to help users understand the relationships among spring tension, spring constant, and speed of a traveling wave. Specific guidance is provided for each component of this problem, from strategic analysis through application of the mathematics. This item is part of a larger collection of interactive problems developed by the Illinois Physics Education Research Group. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS BELOW</b> for a link to the author's full set of problems for an introductory physics course on Mechanics and Heat. (less)

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# Light and Matter: Vibrations and Waves Textbook

This resource is a free introductory textbook on the topic of Vibrations ... (more)

This resource is a free introductory textbook on the topic of Vibrations and Waves. It is part of the <i>Light and Matter</i> series of textbooks designed for high school and college students with little or no calculus background. The author uses a combination of functional language and real-life examples to introduce the user to vibration, sine waves and simple harmonic motion, wave classifications, and properties/behaviors of both free and bound waves. Applications of calculus are treated in optional sections at the end of certain chapters. Text materials are appropriate for crossover teachers, who may desire a refresher on certain topics. The entire textbook may be viewed in HTML format or freely downloaded in three sections. (less)

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# LivePhoto Physics: Wave Pulse Propagation on a Slinky Spring

This page contains a set of three short video clips of wave ... (more)

This page contains a set of three short video clips of wave pulses on a slinky spring. One shows a single pulse reflected from a fixed end, the second shows two pulses passing over each other, and the third is a longitudinal pulse. LivePhoto Physics uses high-speed DV format videography in which action may be stepped frame-by-frame, thus enabling easy use of video analysis software. The videos are 10-30 frames in length and may be viewed in step motion or real-time. Position and time data may be measured and collected by using video-analysis tools. See related items on this page for a link to download free Tracker video analysis software. Tracker allows students to not only analyze the video in slow-motion, but also to overlay the videos with dynamical models to see how well the model matches the real world. This video is part of a larger collection of short physics videos developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology Live Photo Physics Project. (less)

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# Low Cost Physics Activities: Pulses on a Coil Spring

This activity for high school physics/physical science classrooms allows students to explore ... (more)

This activity for high school physics/physical science classrooms allows students to explore the movement of traveling and standing waves by using Slinky coil springs. It consists of a four-page set of questions designed to encourage deductive reasoning about the behavior of waves. Students explore variables that affect wave speed, reflection, and interference. This document is part of a larger collection of resources developed by the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), at Texas A&M University. (less)

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# Michigan State Applet Collection: Tsunami Simulator

This is a Java applet that simulates a tsunami from the initial ... (more)

This is a Java applet that simulates a tsunami from the initial wave pulse through contact with a coastline. Users may change the shape of the sea bottom near the coast and watch the effect on the approaching tsunami. The amplitude of the initial pulse is also adjustable by the user. This item is part of a larger collection of interactive java simulations on a wide range of topics in physics. (less)

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# One Dimensional Wave Function Superposition Model

The One Dimensional Wave Function Superposition Demonstration Model shows how the superposition ... (more)

The One Dimensional Wave Function Superposition Demonstration Model shows how the superposition principle gives rise to wave phenomena such as standing waves and beats. Users enter real-valued wave functions and observe both the time dependent functions and their superposition. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting “Open Ejs Model” from the pop-up menu item. The One Dimensional Wave Function Superposition Demonstration Mode was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the model's jar file will run the simulation if Java is installed. (less)

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