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Fourier: Making Waves - Quantum Mechanics, Harmonic Motion, Wavelength

Fourier: Making Waves - Quantum Mechanics, Harmonic Motion, Wavelength

Learn how to make waves of all different shapes by adding up sines or cosines. Make waves in space and time and measure their wavelengths and periods. See how changing the amplitudes of different harmonics changes the waves. Compare different mathematical expressions for your waves. This simulation of a Fourier: Making Waves is from the Physics Education Technology website of University of Colorado. Included are links to related topics and additional ideas and activities for teachers to use.

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