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Shive Wave Machine - Impedance Matching
To show that no reflection occurs when the impedance of the load (dashpot) matches the impedance of the wave machine.
Shive Wave Machine with dashpot.
Adjust the impedance of the dashpot to eliminate any partial reflection of the incoming wave. The impedance of the dashpot can be changed by (1) adjusting the resistance of the air chamber, or (2) sliding the connection along a spine.
Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., 19th Century Wave Machines, TPT 18, 510-517, (1980).