Wave Animations

by landonlehman

I’m teaching a “General Physics 3” course this semester, and in looking for materials I came across this excellent page by Dan Russell: http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/demos.html. I only wish I had discovered this before I taught the chapters on mechanical and sound waves!

I especially like the discussion and animations on the difference between displacement and pressure in standing sound waves: http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/Demos/StandingWaves/StandingWaves.html. Students found this confusing in lecture and I think seeing the animations would have really helped.