Shive Wave Machine - Reflection Of Pulses

Purpose

To demonstrate reflection of pulses from fixed ends and free ends.

Equipment

Shive Wave Machine with end clamp.

Suggestions

A pulse generated at one end reflects off the opposite end. The reflecting end can either be free (left alone) or fixed (connected to a clamp).

Images

g3-03

Description

B. A. Burgel, Dispersion, Reflection, and Eigenfrequencies on the Wave Machine, AJP 35, 913-915, (1967).

References

B. A. Burgel, Dispersion, Reflection, and Eigenfrequencies on the Wave Machine, AJP 35, 913-915, (1967).