Simple Wave Simulator

The Simple Wave Simulator Interactive provides the learner with a virtual wave machine for exploring the nature of a wave, quantitative relationships between wavelength, frequency and speed, and comparisons between transverse waves such as those traveling through a rope and longitudinal waves such as sound.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore.  Or if a more directed experience is desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity to accompany this Interactive. The activity was designed with the intent of it being used by classroom teachers with their classes.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

Our Simple Wave Simulator is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.