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This web page presents the physics of standing waves. It is presented as a conversation between a student and a teacher, making it lively to read. There is also a simulation that provides an animated illustration  and the relation between the wavelength and the length of the confined space is described. Some practical examples are also cited.

This is part of a tutorial on the physics of microwave ovens and the larger Physics 2000 web site. .
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© 2006 University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Physics
Keywords:
interference, resonance, resonance, resonate, simulation of waves, superposition, wave anatomy, wave motion, wavelength
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Metadata instance created June 22, 2006 by Jessica Hollums
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May 6, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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August 25, 2006
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Wave Energy
Unit Title: Standing Waves and Resonance

This tutorial is presented as a conversation between a student and a teacher about wave resonance.  It uses the context of waves bouncing around in a microwave and includes an interactive simulation.  It also features an interesting analogy of laying bathroom tile to help students understand phase phenomena in wave resonance.

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Physics 2000 and M. Goldman, (2006), WWW Document, (http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/microwaves/standing_wave2.html).
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Physics 2000 and M. Goldman, Physics 2000: Resonance, (2006), <http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/microwaves/standing_wave2.html>.
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Physics 2000, & Goldman, M. (2006, August 25). Physics 2000: Resonance. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/microwaves/standing_wave2.html
Chicago Format
Physics 2000, and Martin Goldman. Physics 2000: Resonance. August 25, 2006. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/microwaves/standing_wave2.html (accessed 31 October 2014).
MLA Format
Physics 2000, and Martin Goldman. Physics 2000: Resonance. 2006. 25 Aug. 2006. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/microwaves/standing_wave2.html>.
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