Standing Waves

(store energy)

Standing waves are an example of interference.
Standing waves are produced when two waves interfere which:

1. have the same amplitude
2. have the same wavelength
3. travel in opposite directions

A stationary wave pattern is produced.



NODES:
points of zero disturbance, destructive interference

ANTINODES:
points of maximum disturbance, constructive interference

Standing waves tend to store energy.

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