Visualizing the Wave Equation
Visualizing the Wave Equation
In this environment you will be visualizing the wave equation and how the different variables in the wave equation affect the nature of the wave.

Click on any variable to change it and click on the time to slow it down or stop it. Click on your view options to see just select portions of the wave.

The string is rainbow colored to remind you that the string itself is not going anywhere but the energy pulse of the wave is moving along the string. When you are ready to start this activity, click on the begin button.
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The equation above describes the wave you see on the grid. Click on different parts of the equation to see how it changes the wave. Try slowing things down or viewing just small slices of the wave.