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Longitudinal Waves

A simple demonstration of longitudinal waves. Parameters user-defined.


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John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
22 years ago
One of the best demonstrations I have seen of longitudinal wave motion. Many parameters are user-defined and so the applet is very versatile. I would like to see more choices for each parameter, rather than be limited to low, medium, and high.