Propagating Waves

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A sinusoidal incident wave, shown in black, impinges on a barrier at . This results in a reflected wave (red) and a transmitted wave (blue), with relative amplitudes determined by a reflection coefficient . You can also control the angular frequency and the wavelength with sliders. The propagation velocity of the wave is given by .

Contributed by: Andrea Passaglia (March 2011)
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