This demo shows the wave patterns of three different instruments:

a flute, a saxophone, and a trumpet.

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Nodes and anti-nodes can be seen in a Slinky

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Read more: Standing Waves on a Spring

Transverse standing waves with 3 different boundary conditions.

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Standing waves with two free boundaries

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The normal modes of a standing wave are all just multiples of the fundamental frequency.


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When two waves overlap, the resulting wave is the sum of the two original waves.

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Destructive Interference

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