School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Wa-1 Wave Machines

Published: Tuesday 14 March 2006 - Updated: Wednesday 30 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate the basic principles of wave motion. Wave machines exist to demonstrate both longitudinal and transverse waves.

Apparatus

Diagrams

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Transverse Wave Machine

Wave Machine 1

Wave Machine 2

Videos

Transverse Wave Machine

Wave Machine 1

Waves Machine 2

Safety notes

Maintenance 

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