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SE-9600
Complete Wave Motion Demonstrator

Complete Wave Motion Demonstrator

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The complete demonstrator has 3 sections, each with rods of different lengths, allowing reflection and transmission demonstrations.

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SE-9601
Single Section Wave Motion Demonstrator

Single Section Wave Motion Demonstrator

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The single section contains one 92 cm section with 46 cm length rods. Its A-frame design collapses for easy storage.

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SE-7125
Wave Motion Actuator

Wave Motion Actuator

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The wave motion acuator sinusoidally drives either the single or the complete demonstrator, and can generate reproducible pulses.

Overview

The PASCO Complete (Transverse) Wave Motion Demonstrator allows mechanical waves to be created to demonstrate the behavior and properties common to many types of waves. Produce slow-moving, high amplitude transverse waves, and demonstrate all basic wave phenomena.

A series of steel rods are attached at their centers to a torsion wire. When a rod is displace and released, a wave propagates along the rod. Velocity depends on the torsion constant of the wire and the moment of inertia of the rods.

Choose either the single section or the complete system.  The Wave Motion Actuator can be added as an optional accessory to either.

Perform the following demonstrations:

  • Wave Propagation
  • Velocity in Different Media
  • Wavelength versus Velocity and Frequency
  • Reflection at Fixed and Free Boundaries
  • Constructive and Destructive Interference
  • Standing Waves and Resonance
  • Reflection and Transmission at Media Boundaries

Includes

  Complete Wave Motion Demonstrator
SE-9600
Single Section Wave Motion Demonstrator
SE-9601
Wave Motion Actuator
SE-7125
Section 1 - 92 cm long with 46 cm rods
Section 2 - 92 cm long with 23 cm rods
Section 3 - 46 cm long with exponentially varying 46 to 23 cm rods
Clamp for rigid termination
Dash pot for liquid damping
Actuator

Wave Motion Demonstration

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