Title

The Iowa wave machines

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Wave machines are a staple of demonstration lectures, and a good pair of wave machines can make the idea of transverse and longitudinal waves clearly evident to students. The demonstration apparatus collection of the University of Iowa contains examples of transverse and longitudinal wave machines that will be of interest to readers of The Physics Teacher. These machines probably date from about 1925 and may have been locally produced. You too can build them.

Journal

The Physics Teacher

Volume

48

First Page

200

Last Page

201