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Transverse Wave—Demonstration Kit

By: George Gross, Retired, Union H.S., Union, NJ

Item #: AP6252

Price: $10.50

In the Transverse Wave Demonstration Kit for physical science and physics, clearly and easily demonstrate the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency.

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It’s a fundamental wave principle—waves traveling through a medium at the same speed show an inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency. Now you can clearly and easily demonstrate this to your students! All you need is an overhead projector and the wave and line transparency sheets provided. Overlapping the wave transparency sheet with the line transparency sheet superimposes reference marks in the projected wave patterns. When one transparency moves across the other, these reference marks visibly demonstrate the varying transverse wave frequencies in the three different wavelength waveforms while the translational speed remains constant. Reproducible master copies are provided so students may cut out their own wave patterns and follow along in the discussion.

Concepts: Transverse waves, wavelength, frequency, speed of light.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Materials Provided: Master copies and transparencies of the line and wave patterns.