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.
Complete Wave Motion Demonstrator
Single Section Wave Motion Demonstrator
Wave Motion Actuator
|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|