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This is a set of interactive tutorials designed to teach the fundamentals of wave dynamics. It starts with very simple... see more

From an elementary (but accurate) description of sound, including animations, to advanced material such as the solution... see more

Applet displays the interference effects caused by a single slit diffraction of light.

Vary the velocity and notice the wavelength shift ahead of and behind the source.

Build a pattern to complete a sequence of patterns. Study a sequence of three patterns of squares in a grid and build the... see more

A complete set of simulations for a first semester college physics class.

Test your hearing range by listening to low-, medium-, and high-frequency sounds. Compare the relative loudness of sounds... see more

This animation illustrates how sound waves cause us to hear.

Illustrates how waveforms interact with each other.

A simple animation that illustrates how air molecules move in sound waves, one dimensionally.

An electronic laboratory manual for introductory physics consisting of videos (on principles and laboratory procedure) in... see more

Animated gif of a guitar string after being plucked.

Animated gif of a tuning fork operating, with additional explanation.

Extensive site, which is a tutorial on musical acoustics and relates it to introductory physics level study of waves

Overtone is a downloadable program that allows you to create sine wave plus chosen harmonics (or overtones) and see the... see more

A collection of over 140 videos of Physics Demonstrations covering a wide variety of topics, from mechanics to atomic.... see more

This tutorial allows visitors to interactively block or pass light waves by controlling the alignment of polarizers with... see more

Simulation of driven transverse waves on a string. The driving frequency, amplitude, and length of string can all be... see more

This site contains an extensive set of notes on basic topics in physics. There are extensive illustrations and animations... see more

Information and an animated gif showing how the eardrum receives sound waves.

This animation shows how air molecules move, 2 dimensionally, in a sound wave.

This animation allows one to choose a tube open at both ends, closed at both ends, or closed at one end, and shows... see more

Selectable standing waves showing fundamental, second, third, and fourth harmonics. Also a look at Nodes and Antinodes.

From ThinkQuest: This excellent web site explains what sound is and how humans perceive it through the ear. Take an... see more