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Description:

This interactive simulation allows users to analyze the properties of sound waves. Frequency and amplitude can be controlled, and users can enable audio tones to explore how pitch is related to frequency. Other options allow users to experiment with constructive and destructive interference by moving positions of speakers and listeners. Tools are also provided to measure wavelengths of various frequencies. Experimenting with interference from a wall and exploring sound in environments without air pressure are also possible. This simulation is part of a large and growing collection developed by the Physics Educational Technology Project using research-based principles. See the Related Materials below for a link to clicker questions and tutorials designed specifically for this simulation by the PhET team.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Sound Reproduction,sound waves,NSDL,two source interference,Undergraduate (Lower Division),frequency,pitch,Middle School,Wave Properties of Sound,Wave Motion,wave period,wave structure,Informal Education,interference,Higher Education,Oscillations & Waves,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Acoustics,wave,Physics,sound,longitudinal waves,harmonic content,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,amplitude,Pitch,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20081106021843973T

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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