10657
EXPLORE
LATEST
ABOUT
AUTHORING AREA
PARTICIPATE
Your browser does not support JavaScript or it may be disabled!
Superposition of Transverse Simple Harmonic Waves
This Demonstration shows the motion resulting from the superposition of two simple harmonic oscillations in perpendicular directions:
Contributed by:
Cássio Pigozzo
THINGS TO TRY
Slider Zoom
Gamepad Controls
Automatic Animation
SNAPSHOTS
DETAILS
Two interesting possibilities are superposition of two simple harmonic motions: the same frequency but varying phase difference; simple harmonic waves with different frequencies, producing Lissajous figures.
RELATED LINKS
Lissajous Curve
(
Wolfram
MathWorld
)
PERMANENT CITATION
"
Superposition of Transverse Simple Harmonic Waves
" from
the Wolfram Demonstrations Project
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/SuperpositionOfTransverseSimpleHarmonicWaves/
Contributed by:
Cássio Pigozzo
Share:
Embed Interactive Demonstration
New!
Just copy and paste this snippet of JavaScript code into your website or blog to put the live Demonstration on your site.
More details »
Download Demonstration as CDF »
Download Author Code »
(preview »)
Files require
Wolfram
CDF Player
or
Mathematica
.
Related Demonstrations
More by Author
Transverse Standing Waves
Ken Caviness
Superposition of Standing Waves
Porscha McRobbie and Eitan Geva
Simple Harmonic Motion for a Spring
Héctor Manuel Sánchez Castellanos and Danton Canut Benemann
Compression Waves
Enrique Zeleny
Pendulum Waves
Stan Wagon (Macalester College) and S. M. Blinder
Harmonic Oscillator in a Half-space with a Moving Wall
Michael Trott
Complex Addition of Harmonic Motions and the Phenomenon of Beats
Frederick Wu
Rayleigh Waves
Enrique Zeleny
Partial Standing Waves
Justin Dove
Traveling Wave
Depy Makry
Related Topics
College Physics
Curves
Mechanics
Physics
Waves
Browse all topics
Note: To run this Demonstration you need Mathematica 7+ or the free Mathematica Player 7EX
Download or upgrade to
Mathematica Player 7EX
I already have
Mathematica Player
or
Mathematica 7+