Episode 324: Stationary or Standing Waves

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In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students look at standing waves in musical instruments and measure their wavelength. Microwaves are used to estimate the speed of light.

The activities include:
* demonstrating waves in a rope
* how superposition results in standing waves
* Melde’s experiment
* discussing stringed instruments
* demonstrating standing sound waves
* measuring wavelength, wave speed and the speed of light
* demonstrating standing waves in two and three dimensions

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