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Standing wave problems

1. Suppose that there was a ride at an amusement park which was titled "The Standing Wave." Which location - node or antinode - on the ride would give the greatest thrill?

2. A standing wave is formed when
a. a wave refracts due to changes in the properties of the medium.
b. a wave reflects off a canyon wall and is heard shortly after it is formed.
c. red, orange, and yellow wavelengths bend around suspended atmospheric particles.
d. two identical waves moving different directions along the same medium interfere.

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1. The node doesn't move. The antinode is continually vibrating from a high to a low displacement - perfect for thrill ...

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Standing node and antinode properties. Standing wave properties.