A wave that interferes with its own reflection so as to produce oscillations which stand still, rather than traveling down the length of the medium. Standing waves on a string with both ends tied down make up the harmonic series.
The appearance that the sound wave from a pure tone is not moving anywhere. It produces spots where the pure tone is loud (called a lobe) and other spots where the same tone cannot be heard at all ( this is a null). These spots will occur at distances of only a few inches to a few feet apart, depending on the wavelength of the tone. It will be difficult to tell the direction that these tones are coming from because these waves are not moving.
Continual waves which remain in one place; usually caused by the dissipation of energy when a fast flowing current reaches a slower pool of water or by obstructions.
(1) A type of WAVE in which the surface of the water oscillates vertically between fixed nodes without progressing. (2) A WAVE of essentially stable form which does not move with respect to a selected REFERENCE POINT.
a combination of waves that gives a stationary vibrational pattern (with nodes and antinodes)
A wave pattern that occurs when a wave reflects back on itself. When the waves have the right frequency the medium continuosly vibrates but the waves do not appear to move along or propagate through the medium. Nodes and Anti-Nodes will appear along the standing wave. Click here to see a standing wave form on a slinky ( movie). Back to Wave Index
wave with fixed "nodes" which always have zero displacement, and "anti-nodes" that oscillate between the maximum value (amplitude) of the wave and the minimum value (negative the amplitude). Formed when two identical traveling waves moving in opposite directions combine. Sinusoidal standing waves have the form ( x,t) = m sin ( kx) cos . Check out the Glenbrook Physics Classroom for more information on standing waves.
Standing waves occur in rooms because of the boundaries. A standing wave is a soundwave that once excited it stands there, i.e., the positive air pressure peaks (antinodes) and negative air pressure troughs (nodes) remain in the same position within the room's boundaries. Also known as a stationary wave. See Modes.
A wave in which, for any of the dependent wave functions, the ratio of its instantaneous value at one point on the wave to its instantaneous value at any other point does not vary with time.
If a wave continuously impinges on a surface (CW or continuous wave) a situation often occurs where the voltage at any given point between the transmitter and receiver is constant. This phenomenon is used to determine dielectric and magnetic properties of materials at radar frequencies.
A wave caused by the deceleration of current that occurs when fast-moving water slams into slower-moving water. Unlike ocean waves,which sweep forward while the water in them remains relatively still, merely rising and falling in place, these waves stand in a fixed position while the water washes through them. The height of thesewaves is measured vertically fromthe trough to the crest.
A wave phenomenon resulting from interference.
a wave produced by the superposition of waves traveling in opposite directions, such that the sum is a wave pulse that does not move along the medium (see nodal points, antinodes).
a stationary river wave
a stationary wave as on a string of a musical instrument; in the wave mechanical model, the electron in the hydrogen atom is considered to be a standing wave
A response condition in an enclosed space in which sound waves traveling in one direction interact with reflected waves traveling in the opposite direction, resulting in a condition of resonance, with peaks and nulls along the length of the travel path. A synonym of Room Modes.
a regular oscillating wave that exists between two fixed (nodal) points.
a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
a condition of resonance in which the wave experiences its highest amplitudes
a nonlinear traveling wave which is produced within a confined medium or region of a medium
a non-traveling pressure wave of given wavelength and frequency that occurs under certain conditions and is determined by the speed of sound in the pipe and the physical characteristics of the piping system
a pattern which results from the interference of two or more waves traveling in the same medium
a sine wave of wavelength lambda that has an amplitude that varies with simple harmonic motion of amplitude A and period T
a type of antinode which keeps getting reinforced due to a rooms shape and it's ability to reflect soundwaves
a wave in which there are points along the medium which appear to be standing still and still other points along the medium which undergo a maximum displacement
a wave that resonates between two surfaces of a room
a wave that's not moving - it is literally standing still
a wave whose half-wavelength is corresponding to one of the three room dimensions
A sound wave that "hangs around" because its length fits between two parallel walls so that its reflection reinforces the itself. This results in muddy, booming bass; problem is variable depending on shape and size of room and sometimes can be minimized by placing speakers farther out from the wall.
The interference pattern produced when two waves of the same frequency and amplitude travel at the same time in opposite directions.
A stationary sound wave that is rein-forced by reflection between two parallel surfaces that are spaced a wavelength apart.
The wave pattern that results from two waves of the same frequency and amplitude propagating in opposite directions. Destructive interference produces nodes at regularly spaced positions.
a wave whose node and antinode (points of maximum and minimum maximum amplitude) do not change position along the wave
A whitewater feature where a wave remains stationary in one place. Used for surfing and other playboating maneuvers.
A wave whose crest and trough remain in place as water moves through the wave.
A wave which oscillates between node points, it has no apparent motion in the direction in the wave, instead it seems to have increasing and decreasing amplitude.
Perpetual waves which remain in one place; may be caused by decelerating current when fast water meets slower-moving water, or by obstructions.
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two superimposed waves of the same frequency traveling in opposite directions.
A wave formed by one of three conditions: a narrowing of the riverbed, a steepening of the riverbed, or an increase in the volume of water. In contrast to ocean waves, standing waves don't generally move much upstream or downstream.
(1) The motion of swiftly flowing stream water, that resembles a wave, but is formed by decelerating or diverging flow that does not quite produce a hydraulic jump. (2) A term which when used to describe the upper flow regime in alluvial channels, means a vertical oscillation of the water surface between fixed nodes without appreciable progression in either an upstream or downstream direction. To maintain the fixed position, the wave must have a celerity (velocity) equal to the approach velocity in the channel, but in the opposite direction.
Wave with stationary nodes. Statistical Property of any quantity which is not exactly predictable.
A wave of deformation in front and behind the contact patch of a rolling tyre. Too great a standing wave creates heat build-up and tyre de-vulcanisation.
1. (Also called stationary wave wave that is stationary with respect to the medium in which it is embedded, for example, two equal gravity waves moving in opposite directions. The antinodes (points of maximum amplitude) oscillate while the nodes remain stationary. 2. In oceanography, wave motion in an enclosed or semienclosed sea, where the incident and reflected progressive waves combine to give a node of zero tidal amplitude. Maximum tidal amplitudes are found at the head of the basin where reflection occurs. No energy is transmitted in a standing wave, nor is there any progression of the wave pattern.
An atmospheric wave that is stationary with respect to the medium in which it is embedded.
reflected waves from the end of a medium interfering with incident waves so that specific points appear to be standing still.
The distribution of voltage and current, formed by the incident and reflected waves, that has minimum and maximum points on a resultant wave that appear to stand still.
A standing wave, also known as a stationary wave, is a wave that remains in a constant position. This phenomenon can occur because the medium is moving in the opposite direction to the wave, or it can arise in a stationary medium as a result of interference between two waves traveling in opposite directions. There is no net propagation of energy.