Wave meeting boundaries

  • The way the wave is reflected on how the wave and boundary interact
  • What happens at a boundary is called a boundary conditions

Fixed boundary

  • A wave reflecting from the fixed end of a string will undergo a phase reversal; it will flip upside down
  • REMEMBER: fixed = flip

 Free end

  • A wave reflecting from the free end will not undergo a phase reversal; it does not flip upside down

 

 

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