Waves > standing waves

Generating standing waves from transverse waves on a rope and from longitudinal waves on a slinky spring.

Circular waves on a water surface can produce a standing wave pattern.

Circular waves on a rubber sheet can produce a standing wave pattern.

Using a vibration generator to investigate standing waves on a string.

Standing waves along a line of dynamics trolleys linked by springs make quite a sight - some trolleys stationary while nearby trolleys move quickly.

This is a nice simple experiment that enables students to visualize the audible vibrations from a stringed instrument.

A microphone shows the standing wave pattern in the space between a loudspeaker and an acoustically ‘hard’ reflective wall.

A microwave detector shows the standing wave pattern in the space between a microwave generator and a reflective metal barrier.

This experiment demonstrates vividly how sound waves make air vibrate in a tube.