This java applet shows the "Superposition Principle of wave" When two or more wave moving through the same region of space,
waves will superimpose and produce a well defined combined effect. Wave maintain their integrity upon overlapping (without themselves being permanently changed).
Blue colored wave + green colored wave ==> red colored wave Blue wave moving toward right, (with fixed frequency f) Press the -/+ button: change the direction of green wave. two waves with same frequency and amplitude but opposite direction ==>standing wave. What if two wave with different amplitude? Text Field input: Wavelength: enter wavelength £f for blue/yellow waves,
Frequency: enter frequency f for blue/yellow waves, Wave is not necessary moves with the same speed. Wecancalculate wave speed v = f*£f Waves with two different wavelength produce beatsphenomenon. (sample GIF picture)
Change parameters with mouse Change phase between two waves: Move mouse near the center line, click mouse button and drag it left or right Change amplitude for each wave Move mouse near the highest point of wave, click mouse button and drag it up and down. Suspend the animation: click the mouse button.
click left mouse button
The animation resumes when the mouse button is released
click right mouse button
The animation resumes when click mouse button again
Click mouse button twice quickly to change the time scale:
Click left mouse button: slow down by a factor of 1.5 Click right mouse button: faster by a factor of 1.5
You are welcomed to check out [url=http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=829.0]Suposition of Two Waves (with different phases,same amplitude,frequency)[/url] or [url=http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=752.0]Superposition of two waves (same frequency, different amplitude, phase/dir )[/url]